Pedestrian lightly hurt in J'lem light rail accident

By MELANIE LIDMAN
May 2, 2011 19:39

A pedestrian was lightly injured in an accident with the light rail in downtown Jerusalem on Monday evening.

The accident occurred next to Zion Square. The pedestrian was taken to Bikur Holim hospital.

Police opened an investigation into the causes of the accident.

"The light rail is not able to stop suddenly and there is a large braking distance before the train stops, and that is why you must be alert and careful when close to the tracks," said Ozel Vatik, the spokesman for the CityPass consortium that runs the light rail.

This is the second incident with the light rail in two days.


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