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Originally published Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 12:06 PM

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Car hit by light-rail train in Seattle

Sound Transit service was disrupted for about 35 minutes Thursday morning in Southeast Seattle when a driver attempted to make an illegal left turn in front of a light rail train and was struck by the train.

Sound Transit service was disrupted for about 35 minutes Thursday morning in Southeast Seattle when a motorist tried to make a left turn in front of a light-rail train and was struck by the train.

Sound Transit spokesman Bruce Gray said the accident happened about 11 a.m. when the car going north on Martin Luther King Jr. Way and attempted to make a turn onto Othello Street against the light as the train was approaching.

The car was pushed out of the way, he said.

Passengers on the train were taken off and put on buses. The car's driver and passenger were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Gray said no one on the train was injured and normal train service resumed shortly afterward.

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