On July 13th, 2016 a black SUV collided with a Metro Light Rail on Main Street at St. Joseph Parkway. An ambulance was called to the scene but there were no reports of serious injuries. The light rail remained stopped early Wednesday morning until the black SUV was towed away. By 10:00 a.m. the light rail was back on schedule.
Car accidents such as this one are not common in Houston and most parts of Texas. It is quite rare to hear of a light rail train colliding with a moving vehicle for a number of reasons; one being that light rail trains have a human operator or driver. The Metro does a great job of making certain passenger vehicles and buses are not in danger of getting caught on the tracks, but if they do, the driver of the light rail has the opportunity to use brakes to stop the light rail at any intersection.
If you have been injured in a car or vehicular accident in the state of Texas and would like legal advice feel free to contact the Mario Madrid Law Firm today at 713-877-9400. You can also get more information and answers to frequently asked questions at our Houston car accident lawyer page.