DART Commuters Get Rude Surprise From Semi Truck
Passenger rail trains, commuter monorails, trains, subways and trams carry hundreds of thousands – even millions of passengers aboard them on an everyday basis around the country. No matter what mode of transportation you choose to make, there will always be the potential for an accident to happen. Statistically, travel by train is the safest modes of travel, second only to flying. But even with such safety records on the side of taking the train, accidents can and do happen even when traveling by rail.
According to a story appearing on the NBC affiliate station in Dallas-Fort Worth, Dallas passengers on their daily commute in the downtown area on Thursday morning found themselves in the middle of an accident when a semi-tractor trailer rig ran a red light and hit the train.
Authorities say that the accident occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. near the DART West End Station on Pacific Avenue. The crash left a passenger and the train’s operator injured. DART officials say that the driver of the big rig had attempted to flee the scene of the crash but was apprehended.
Both the passenger and the train operator were said to have had non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to be alright.
Investigators have not released any identities in connection with the crash and have not released any further information about pending charges against the driver of the semi.