The first car accident involving one of Norfolk’s light rail trains occurred this morning. Norfolk police are saying that the accident was a hit and run.
According to Fox43TV.com, the accident occurred around 7:30 this morning at 2nd Street and W. Brambletom Avenue.
Police are searching for the driver of a blue Toyota Camry sedan which they believe clipped the light rail train and knocked off the left front quarter panel. The car did not stop, but instead drove off after hitting the train.
No injuries were reported.
The light rail train was taken to The Tide facility to have the damage evaluated. Officials also watched the footage from the train’s camera for more details on the situation, according to The Virginian Pilot.
In June an incident between a light rail train and bicyclist occurred at the corner of York and Botetourt. The bicyclist was trying to pedal past the train and scraped its side. There were also no reported injuries and the train had only minor damage.
The Tide has been running for about a month now to help train operators and the public become more familiar with new traffic patterns, signals, and signs. The Tide will have its grand opening on August 19, 2011 and all passengers will ride for free the first week.