California train accident-VTA light-rail train crash kills motorist, injures passenger in Milpitas

Legal news for California train accident attorneys. A collision between a light-rail train and car left one dead, and one injured.

Valley Transportation Authority and California train accident lawyers alerts- A VTA light-rail train and a Toyota Camry crashed, one dead.

San Francisco Bay, CA—A Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light-rail train collided with a car on Saturday, December 12, 2009, fatally injuring the motorist and injuring a train passenger. A Toyota Camry reportedly turned into the path of the westbound train around 7:00 p.m., near Tasman Driver and Interstate 880 in Milpitas, as reported by the San Jose Mercury News.

A black Toyota Camry reportedly made a left turn into the path of the westbound VTA light-rail train, when it was violently struck. The train pushed the vehicle nearly 400 feet before coming to a complete stop. The impact of the crash fatally injured the driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene by Milpitas fire officials. Police officials have not released the identity of the driver at this time. Over 30 police officer, firefighters, transportation officials, and rescue workers rushed to the scene. One passenger traveling on the VTA train was injured in the collision and was transported by emergency medical services (EMS) teams to Regional Medical Center in San Jose for treatment. It is not known what types of injuries the passenger sustained, or their current condition. Police officials are reportedly conducting a full investigation into the fatal crash.

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