SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Service has been restored on Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority tracks after a light-rail vehicle collided with a car and injured a driver in North San Jose Tuesday morning, a VTA spokeswoman said.
The collision was reported at 7:55 a.m. in the area of North First Street and Component Drive and involved a northbound VTA light-rail vehicle and an Audi A4 sedan, VTA spokeswoman Brandi Childress said.
There were 40 people inside the VTA light-rail vehicle and there was an initial report of two people inside the Audi, but Childress later clarified that only one person was inside the car.
The Audi driver was injured and was transported to Regional Medical Center of San Jose, but Childress did not yet know the extent of the injuries. No one in the VTA vehicle reported injuries, she said.
The Audi was making a left turn in front of the VTA vehicle and was hit on the driver’s side, according to Childress.
The collision interrupted service along the Alum Rock-Santa Teresa and Winchester-Mountain View lines, Childress said.
Bus shuttles were in place between the Bonaventura and Karina stations, she said.
As of 9:10 a.m., light-rail service was restored, but passengers were advised to expect residual delays, according to Childress.
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