Houston, TX (News)-A Metro bus ran a red light at St. Joseph Parkway and slammed straight into a Metro light rail train, injuring nine passengers. Amy K. Witherite, Dallas’ leading personal injury attorney reports that the violent train and bus collision occurred around 3:30 p.m., on Monday, February 8, 2010 at St. Joseph Parkway and Main Street in Downtown Houston, as reported by The Houston Chronicle.
According to preliminary investigation reports, a westbound Metro bus apparently ran a red traffic light at St. Joseph Parkway, when the passenger bus careened into the northbound Metro light rail train, partially derailing it. Emergency responders rushed four people, including the 10-year veteran bus driver to nearby St. Joseph Hospital, while four others were taken Ben Taub General Hospital and one person was taken to Memorial Hermann for treatment. All of the victim’s injuries were reportedly non life threatening. The train operator, who has been employed by Metro for only a year, was treated by responding emergency medical services (EMS) crews at the scene and released. The rush-hour traffic was disrupted while crews put the damaged Metro train back on the tracks. It is unknown why the bus driver drove through the red light. Police and Metro officials are conducting a full investigation into the accident.
Drivers and passengers on Texas roadways and highways depend on the safety and security of public transportation. When someone who is transporting Texas’ citizens is careless behind the wheel it can result in catastrophic consequences. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed because of another’s carelessness you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. Contacting a Dallas automobile accident lawyer who is experienced in litigating accident claims may help you recover damages you deserve.
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