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Tampa streetcar crashes into pickup near Channelside

A TECO Line streetcar and a Ryder rental truck sit at the scene of a crash Monday in Tampa. The streetcar struck the truck, which was on the tracks at Channelside Drive and E Harbor Street, police said. It 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 hurt, police said.  

SKIP O’ROURKE | Times

A TECO Line streetcar and a Ryder rental truck sit at the scene of a crash Monday in Tampa. The streetcar struck the truck, which was on the tracks at Channelside Drive and E Harbor Street, police said. It 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 hurt, police said. 

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.

Tampa streetcar crashes into pickup near Channelside 07/22/13 [Last modified: Monday, July 22, 2013 9:52pm]
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