A car turned left into the path of a Sound Transit light-rail train Sunday, causing a noninjury crash and about 40 minutes of service delays near Rainier Beach Station, the agency said.

 

The train driver was able to slow down first, because he saw the driver “edging forward” and the car’s brake lights flashing, said transit spokesman Bruce Gray. Both were heading north at South Merton Street, just south of the station, just before 6 p.m.

This is the fourth collision between a train and automobile since testing began almost a year ago, and in one other case a pedestrian walked into the side of a train. None caused serious injuries. There also was a suicide when a man jumped in front of a train not long after service started in July.

A car turned left into the path of a Sound Transit light-rail train Sunday, causing a noninjury crash and about 40 minutes of service delays near Rainier Beach Station, the agency said.

 

The train driver was able to slow down first, because he saw the driver “edging forward” and the car’s brake lights flashing, said transit spokesman Bruce Gray. Both were heading north at South Merton Street, just south of the station, just before 6 p.m.

This is the fourth collision between a train and automobile since testing began almost a year ago, and in one other case a pedestrian walked into the side of a train. None caused serious injuries. There also was a suicide when a man jumped in front of a train not long after service started in July.

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