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Metro Rail Hit by Dump Trunk

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At 9 a.m .this morning in Houston, Texas a dump truck hit a Metro rail train at the corner of Main Street and Capital. According to investigators, the train was traveling south on Main Street when the truck traveling west on Capital collided with the train. The driver of the truck was blinded by the sun and did not see the red light at the intersection.

Fifteen of the 100 passengers had minor injuries and were immediately transported to St. Joseph Hospital and Ben Taub Hospital. The truck driver and train operator were also taken to the hospital. No serious or life threatening injuries have been reported.

Although the Metro rail service was interrupted, buses will continue to operate for downtown passengers.

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