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Car collides with Tacoma Link light rail

Post by Brian Everstine on Sep. 23, 2009 at 9:02 pm with 10 Comments »
September 23, 2009 9:45 pm


Drew Perine/The News Tribune
Drew Perine/The News Tribune

A car collided with Tacoma Link light rail Wednesday night near the Tacoma Dome.

A white BMW pulled in front of the light rail vehicle and the two collided at about 8:10 p.m., Sound Transit spokesman Bruce Gray said. There were no injuries. The intersection of East 25th and D streets was blocked while crews cleared the scene and towed the car.

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  1. inukshuk says:

    Come on already she drives a BMW, its her street.

    Looks like the train failed to yield the right of way.


  2. stuffysmith says:

    Just one word explains this –


  3. obamanothanks says:

    Those light rail trains were / are a waste of taxpayers money, I have never seen one of those things half full – granted I’m not in Tacoma everyday, but, I do know they block / interfere with the flow of traffic and, for the amount of people that ride it, the cost of the thing and the cost of employees with their perks, it would have been better to add more FREE PARKING to downtown !!! Idiots !!!

  4. Novelist says:

    What part of this woman’s mind could have possibly thought that “train in front of car” amounts to a good idea?

  5. To obamanothanks…maybe you should ride the link during the hours when people are going and coming from work. Ride it about 4 or 430 the link is packed.

  6. Moving objects occasionally collide. However you should chose carefully the objects with which you intend to collide.

  7. Drek2305 says:

    Transit vehicles have the right of way – period. There is no such thing as a transit vehicle failing to yield. Read RCW 46.20 sometime.

  8. strryeyedgrrl says:

    obamanothanks, I work downtown and I’ll tell you, there are certain times of the day when I outright refuse to ride the Link because it’s so packed – mornings and afternoons…and weekends when there’s an event in town. I think the Link took some getting used to for most folks, but it seems to run smoothly now that the city has gotten the signals and lights synched up.

    I don’t personally use the Link as often as some, but when I’ve needed it, it’s been a lifesaver.

  9. The Link is a wonderful thing if you need to get Downtown. We’ve used it faithfully and thankfully to get to appointments and the Farmer’s Market. And in the winter it’s even better. I’m sorry there was a collision, but there are actually bells, whistles and lights that warn of it’s coming.

  10. TacomaMinds says:

    Nah, the poor thing was just drunk. The train doesn’t stop when a drunk tries to outrun it

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