Driver slides on snowy hill, crashes on Light Rail tracks

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 12 at 12:23 AM

Car rolled over on Light Rail tracks

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TUKWILA, Wash. – The driver of a car on a snowy, slick hill lost control and ended up crashing onto the Sound Transit Central Link Light Rail tracks Tuesday night, causing a disruption in train service.

The accident happened around 9 p.m. along Interstate 5 at S. 144th Street.

Tukwila Police say the car was headed eastbound on S. 144th Street, which is a large hill. The car slid through an intersection, over an embankment and onto the tracks The car ended up on its roof.

The driver was able to get out and was not seriously hurt.

Sound Transit set up a bus bridge to ferry Light Rail riders between the Airport, Tukwila and Rainier Beach stations. Service was back to normal by 11 p.m.

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