Dump truck versus MetroRail collision injures 15 at Main and Capitol in downtown Houston

At around 9:00am this morning there was a collision between a dump truck and a MetroRail train at the intersection of Main and Capitol in downtown Houston. According to a Channel 11 story on the crash, the train became derailed when the dump truck, heading west on Capitol, ran a red light and caused the collision. A total of 15 people were taken to Ben Taub and St. Joseph’s Hospitals, including the drivers of the MetroRail train and the dump truck. The dump truck reportedly came close to crashing into Ziggy’s Bar & Grill: according to police the dump truck driver said he couldn’t see the red light because he was blinded by a reflection. According to METRO the dump truck driver was not affiliated with METRO, but he was delivering a load of sand to a METRO subcontractor that was working on the light rail line. FOX News’ coverage of the story is available here. Channel 13’s coverage, including video, is available here.

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Dump Truck Derails METRORail in Downtown Houston: MyFoxHOUSTON.com