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Raw Video - Metro Rail Crashes With Dump Truck In Houston

A METRO light rail train derailed after colliding with a dump truck in downtown Houston, and more than a dozen people have been hurt. 15 people were injured, including the driver of the dump truck and the operator of the train. The injured were taken to two area hospitals -- Ben Taub and St. Josephs. There are no reports of broken bones. The injuries are said to be not life-threatening. Authorities say a dump truck ran a red light and collided with the train. The truck driver told officials that sunlight reflecting off buildings prohibited him from seeing the red light or the METRO train.
The collision caused the train to derail. The dump truck was traveling westbound on Capitol, and the train was traveling southbound on Main.
The force of the accident caused many passengers inside the train to be thrown from their seats. At least two people were removed from the train by stretcher.
Witnesses say they had no warning to the frightening event. Passengers were jumbled and thrown around. Passengers appeared visibly upset and shaken as they exited the train.

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Added: Oct-6-2011 
By: jbpnw
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Tags: caught on tape, cctv, security camera, train crash, metro, dump truck, houston
Location: Houston, Texas, United States (load item map)
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