Type: Transit Accidents
Date: March 10, 2010, 03/10/10
Location: South Seattle
Outcome: One Injury
A Sound Transit Train Collision occurred Wednesday afternoon in the Beacon Hill Neighborhood of South Seattle.
Fire crews responded to the scene of the accident around 3:30 p.m. One person was taken to Harborview Medical Center as a precaution.
The accident occurred when the car was hit by a Sound Transit Train going southbound, when making an illegal left turn against a red light at South Kenyon Street.
The southbound lanes of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South were blocked at South Kenyon Street, but the train was back up and running by 4:20 that same day.
According to railroad accident statistics, in the United States, about every two hours a train accident involving a pedestrian or car takes place.
Train accidents can be especially dangerous and leave lasting injuries. If you or a loved one has been involved in a mass transit or train accident, contacting a trustworthy transit accident lawyer can help you file a claim and ensure you receive compensation for costs associated with your accident.