Three people reportedly received minor injuries when a TriMet MAX train collided with an end-of-the-line bumper in Milwaukie Friday morning.
TriMet, formally known as the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, reported the incident shortly after 8 a.m.
The agency’s Orange and Yellow lines were delayed by as much as 30 minutes following the collision, which occurred near the intersection of Southeast Park Avenue and 27th in Milwaukie.
TriMet Service Alerts on Twitter: “MAX Orange and Yellow lines service delayed up to 15-30 minutes due to collision between train and end of line bumper at SE Park Ave. / Twitter”
MAX Orange and Yellow lines service delayed up to 15-30 minutes due to collision between train and end of line bumper at SE Park Ave.
There were three riders on board the MAX train at the time of the crash, two of whom reportedly claimed minor injuries. They were evaluated on the scene by Clackamas Fire medical personnel but declined to be taken to the hospital for treatment.
The train operator also received minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
The third rider reportedly slept through the incident, according to Clack Fire.
In a release Friday afternoon, TriMet apologized for the incident and said safety measures are in place for these incidents.
“We’ve been asked if the MAX train could have continued past the barrier and kept going down McLoughlin,” a spokesperson for TriMet told KPTV. “The answer is no.”
The train has been taken out of commission and the incident is being investigated by Clackamas Fire and TriMet. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to reach out.
MAX service is back to regular operations.
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