Crash involving bus, car, light rail shuts down part of Howard Street

BALTIMORE - A car collided with a light rail vehicle and a Maryland Transit Administration bus Monday morning on N. Howard Street, MTA police said.

"All you heard was a boom. I looked down the alley, all I saw was the light rail. I came down here and I seen what happened I was kind of scared to come up here to see," Jo Ann Jackson said. 

Police said it appears the driver of the passenger vehicle attempted to get around the bus, which was stopped at a red light, by moving into the center lane. Then the driver hit both the light rail car and the bus.

"I've never seen nothing like this. This is strange to me. I was surprised the way it happened," John Redding said. 

The accident is still under investigation.

The driver and passenger of the car were taken to University Shock Trauma center with non-life threatening injuries.

"I'm so glad they didn't' get hurt as bad as they could have because that car could have got cut in half," Jackson told ABC2. 

One passenger on the light rail car and 11 passengers on the local bus reported injuries, but nothing serious.

The crash briefly disrupted light rail service, but by 1 p.m., it had been restored.
 

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