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Man Killed By DART Train Near Cedars Station

Chelcy Williams1 year ago

According to DART spokesman Mark Ball, a northbound Blue Line train hit a man near the Cedars Station, causing the transit agency to stop light rail service along the Blue and Red lines.

Details of the DART Accident

The Dallas Morning News reports the man was in a restricted non-pedestrian zone when the train carrying 150 people struck him on its approach towards the station, says Ball.

Due to the incident, the DART has been shutdown and a bus shuttle has been put in place between the station at 8th and Corinth, the Cedars and Convention Center stations until the matter is resolved.

This is the first fatality involving a DART train since last year.

Train Accident Statistics

According to the Federal Railroad Administration:

  • In 2014 there were 9,199 incidents/accidents involving trains.
  • In 2014 there were 577 train accident deaths
  • As of September 2015, there have been 8,5558 incidents involving trains and 619 deaths
  • 356 train accident fatalities in 2014 were linked to individuals being in restricted areas

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