#BREAKING in #SanJose where two people killed after car collides with @VTA light rail at Lincoln Ave and Auzerais Ave. The train derailed after the crash, and there is damage to overhead wires. @KPIXtv pic.twitter.com/xE3r7MBezL
— Brian Dinsmore (@BrianKPIX) July 8, 2018
On Sunday afternoon, a car vs. VTA light rail collision on Lincoln and Auzrerais in San Jose occurred. Two people in the car that was struck were killed in Sunday afternoon’s collision. VTA ran shuttle buses between Convention Center and Fruitdale stations in both directions after the collision on Sunday.
Repair crews were able to fix the tracks and overhead wiring last night. As of 6am Monday morning, VTA light rail service has been restored thru the accident area. Until further notice, light rail trains are moving at 5 mph thru the area of the collision.
Do you ride the Mountain View-Winchester light rail line between Campbell and downtown San Jose? Plan on adding at least 15 minutes’ more travel time.
Our condolences go out to both people who perished in the collision. In addition, our condolences go out to the VTA light rail operator and affected passengers, as well as outside witnesses of the collision.
More information will be posted as confirmed information warrants.
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users