Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Public safety

Tampa streetcar crashes into pickup near Channelside

A TECO Line streetcar crashed into a Ryder rental truck that stopped on the tracks Monday at Channelside Drive and E Harbor Street, according to Tampa police.

The collision happened about 12:30 p.m. when the truck moved onto the tracks, violating the streetcar's right-of-way, police said. No one was seriously injured, police said, but a child who was riding the streetcar was treated at the scene for minor injuries. A passenger in the truck was also taken to a local hospital with injuries that were described as non-life-threatening.

Police were working to determine whether the driver would be cited, officials said.

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