A light-rail train collided with a car Monday morning at a midtown crossing, stalling Regional Transit trains and city street traffic.
A red sports car was struck by an RT train about 8:29 a.m. near 17th Street and Quill Alley, between Q and R streets. Sacramento Fire Department, police and RT officials responded to the scene.
Five people were injured — the car’s driver and four RT passengers — and transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, Fire Department spokesman Capt. Keith Wade said.
RT spokeswoman Devra Selenis said the car was struck while attempting to drive around the crossing guard rails, which were down.
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Cars also weaved through the rails following the collision to bypass the stopped train, according to a Bee reporter near the scene.
A bus bridge was put in place for more than two hours following the incident, Selenis said.
The damaged car and the train had been cleared from the scene as of 9:45 a.m., but RT crews continued to work on the tracks in the area of the collision at that time.
Selenis said the train sustained a damaged coupler and would be out of service for a few days.