South Lake Union accident takes red streetcar out of service
South Lake Union's red streetcar is out of service after an accident. The purple one is still running.
The red South Lake Union streetcar has been taken out of service after a midday fender bender.
The train hit a parked pickup that protruded into the streetcar's path, near Terry Avenue North and Harrison Street, said Rick Sheridan, spokesman for the Seattle Department of Transportation. No one was hurt.
The streetcar's left bumper is dented near the driver's seat on one end, and a white scrape runs about six feet down the side. The right-rear corner of the pickup was damaged.
For now, only the purple streetcar is serving the 1.3-mile route, instead of the usual two trains. Crews were doing routine maintenance on the orange train and are trying to put it into service this afternoon, Sheridan said.
Streetcars have been in three minor collisions since the line opened in mid-December.
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