Phoenix light rail crash wrapped van around pole

Legal news for Arizona train accident attorneys. A van and a train collided injuring three people.

Train Accident lawyers alerts-A Phoenix light rail train crashed into a van in the worst train accident since the opening.

Phoenix, AZ—A light rail train and a van collided in a horrific accident on Wednesday afternoon, December 2, 2009. Three people were injured in the crash after the van was wrapped around a light pole near 18th and Washington streets, as reported by KPHO.

Police officials believed the driver of the van, Tyondra Jefferson, 28, failed to stop at a red traffic light, when the full size passenger van collided with the train. The van was reportedly dragged for 20 feet before it was wrapped around a light pole. Jefferson apparently had just picked up the van from A1 Leasing, just a few blocks from the accident scene when the wreck occurred. Surprisingly, Jefferson was able to pull herself from the wreckage and was standing on the side of the road when rescue teams arrived. Jefferson, a passenger, and the train operator were injured in the crash. They were transported by emergency medical services (EMS) teams to local hospital for treatment of their non-life threatening injuries. Police officials are reportedly conducting a full investigation into the light rail train wreck to determine the exact cause of the crash. At this time no charges have been filed. Officials say this is the worst accident since the light rail system began operation on December 27, 2008.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Arizona train accident lawyers.

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