Mesa, AZ (August 03, 2022) – Two people sustained injuries during a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Monday, August 3rd involving the Valley Metro light rail and a passenger vehicle.
Officers from the Mesa Police Department said that the accident took place in the area of Main Street and Roosevelt Street when a Toyota and a light rail car collided for reasons that are still unknown.
The occupants of the Toyota sustained unspecified injuries. They were transported by ambulance to a local hospital in non-critical condition.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Train Crashes in Arizona
When someone mentions a train accident, most people envision two trains crashing into one another or a train derailing in a major calamity. Most train accidents, however, involve passenger vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists who end up severely injured or killed after being struck by trains, especially at railroad crossings.
Some train accidents are the result of inadequate safety precautions at train crossings, many of which lack signs and auditory warnings. Motorists, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians are not allowed to be on the tracks when a train is approaching, but, in the absence of any warning, they can put themselves in danger without even knowing it.
Arizona is fortunate enough to have an excellent public transportation system. One of its best-known modes of public transport is its light rail system, which provides easy transportation to thousands of residents. Given the rising popularity of the light rail and its increasing presence around Phoenix, residents are exposed to several new dangers.
Injuries have resulted from people boarding and exiting light rail cars, vehicles being hit, and cyclists and pedestrians being struck by light rail cars.
Injuries arising from train accidents are typically quite serious and can include spinal cord damage, neck and back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken or crushed joints or limbs, serious burns, amputations, and other serious traumas that require long–term rehabilitation or a lifetime of care.
If you were injured in a train or light rail accident, contact the Arizona personal injury lawyers at Saavedra Law by calling (602) 753-8917 to schedule a free and confidential case review with a member of our legal team as soon as possible.
Note: Our writer used outside sources in the creation of this post. These sources include local news reports, local and state police incident reports, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Arizona. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you find any information that is not correct, contact Saavedra Law Firm, PLC as soon as possible so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. If you have been injured in an accident, seek the help of a medical professional. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.