San Francisco Streetcar, Police Car Collide Injuring 4

Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 5-Jan-2012

A collision between a San Francisco Municipal Railway light-rail vehicle and a police car resulted in the hospitalization of four people on the morning of December 30. The accident occurred at the intersection of Third Street and 22nd Street when the streetcar struck the police vehicle’s driver’s side while travelling north on the T-Third line, according to The San Jose Mercury News.

The collision occurred around 5:45 am and resulted in the T-Third line being shut down for around two hours as the intersection was closed for investigation and repairs for a traffic signal damaged in the crash. The accident injured the two officers who were in the police vehicle, the driver of the light rail vehicle, and a female passenger onboard the vehicle. The officers were taken to San Francisco General Hospital while the driver and passenger were transported to California Pacific Medical Center’s St. Luke campus. None of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

While mass transit vehicles, such as trolleys, are rarely involved in accidents, such occurrences typically result in severe injuries for those affected. Mass transit vehicles often lack restraint systems and some vehicles feature a more open design which puts passengers at risk for ejection of being struck directly by another vehicle.

Like all vehicle accidents, mass transit crashes can result in both severe and life-threatening injuries to everyone involved. If you or a loved one has been injured in such an accident due to the negligence or recklessness of another party, the skilled San Mateo mass transit accident attorneys at Van Der Walde & Associates can aid you in finding compensation from those responsible. For a free consultation on your case, call our offices today at (800) 900-0863.

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