Fatal RT Train vs Vehicle


Flipped over vehicle lays aside train tracks after a collision with a Sacramento Light Rail Train.

Sacramento, CA | Three people are dead after a vehicle was struck by a Sacramento RT Light Rail Train Saturday evening.

When the female driver of a east bound vehicle went around the railroad crossing arms on 26th Avenue between 24th Street and Franklin Blvd., her car was struck by the south bound RT Train per an on scene witness. 

The vehicle flipped several times and at least one person was ejected from the vehicle that was occupied by three adults and and a twenty-one month old infant, stated Niko King, Assistant Chief for the Sacramento Fire Department.

The witness we spoke with rushed to help when the wreck occurred. He stated that he checked for pulses and only found a pulse on one person in the vehicle.

Two adults and one child were deceased, one adult was critical and transported to the hospital and seventeen patients from the train were evaluated by on scene paramedics with six of those being transported to area hospitals said Sargent Andrew Pettit, Sacramento Police Department.

King added that after the incident, the fire department will tend to their own. This was a devastating and graphic scene King stated. Al providers on the incident will engage in an incident stress debriefing.

SacPD and Sac City Fire tell the story…


SacMav footage as seen on News10


  1. Ed, Photo Journalist January 29, 2012 4:30 pm 

    On January 28, 2012, at 4:10 p.m., both police and medical personnel responded to the area of 26th Avenue and 25th Street, regarding a traffic collision between a Regional Transit light rail train and a sports utility vehicle.

    Based on video and physical evidence, it was determined that the driver of the SUV drove eastbound 26th Avenue around the crossing arms. A southbound light rail train collided with the SUV killing three of the four passengers.

    There were approximately 50 passengers on the train at the time of the collision. Seventeen were examined by medical personnel at the scene. Six were transported to an area hospital with various extents of injuries.

    Those killed in the SUV have been identified as a male, 62-years-old, a female, 25-years-old, and a male infant, 21 months. The fourth passenger, a female adult, was transported to an area hospital and was last listed in stable condition.

    The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone who witnessed this collision that left prior to police arrival, to contact Detective B. Schrum at (916) 808-6032, or the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471.

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