At around 9:30 a.m. today, a light rail train and tractor-trailer collided just north of Baltimore in Cockeysville, Maryland. A partial derailment of the passenger train has caused disruptions in traffic and predictably delays on the area’s light rail system.
For ongoing coverage from the scene and what led to the accident, follow - Light Rail Train, Tractor-Trailer Collide – Baltimore News Story – WBAL Baltimore.
According to an updated report posted at 11:15 a.m., the light rail operator was trapped in the train and has now been flown to the University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Unit. According to the report from WBAL, her injuries are fortunately not considered life-threatening.
It is also reported that seven passengers on the light rail were treated at the scene for non-serious injuries.
There does not appear to be any report on the condition of the tractor-trailer driver as of this time.
Since it is clear that light rail operations will be affected by this accident, those of you who use the light rail system may want to check on the MTA’s website for scheduling/delay information.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.