Car flips onto Light Rail tracks in Tukwila

Story Highlights:
One injured in Tukwila Car vs. Light Rail accident
Collision caused by ice and slush on road
Rail transportation disrupted for 2 hours

January 11, 2011, 01/11/2011
Location: Tukwila, King County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Train accident
Outcome: One injured

A Buick LeSabre was trying to drive up a steep hill on South 144th St in Tukwila when it lost traction and slid backwards, crashing through a fence and hitting an embankment before flipping over on its top on the Link Light Rail tracks.

The driver was able to escape from the vehicle with only minor injuries. A train traveling on the same track saw the blockage and was able to stop in time. Passengers had to ride a Sound Transit-provided bus from Rainier Beach to Tukwila. The wreckage was cleared and the trains began running again within two hours.

National Train Accident Statistics for 2010
Statistics from the Federal Railroad Association:
Total number of train accidents: 1,552
Fatalities: 7
Nonfatal: 77

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