Seattle Firefighters Rescue Driver Trapped in Car after Collission with Train

April 20- Seattle Firefighter worked for 15 minutes to extricate a driver of a car struck by a light rail train at 7150 M L King Jr Way S.

The initial 911 call came into the Fire Alarm Center at 11:13 a.m. reporting the car versus train collision with the driver of the car trapped. A light pole had also fallen on top of the car which was jammed between a guardrail and the train.

During the rescue operation, all four lanes of traffic on South MLK Jr. Way South was shut down between South Myrtle Street and South Othello Street. Also, all Link train service along the tracks near MLK Jr Wy South were temporarily halted to allow firefighters a safe working space to extricate the driver of the car.

Medics transported the conscious and alert 50-year old male driver of the car to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition with complaints of neck and back pain.

Seattle Police Department will investigate the cause of the crash.