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Two Muni Light Rail Vehicles Collide at West Portal Station

4:10 PM PDT on July 18, 2009

Multiple injuries are being reported after two Muni light rail vehicles collided this afternoon at the West Portal station. From the Muni Service alert:

As of 2:57 p.m., all Muni Metro light rail service that travels through West Portal Station in either direction has been halted because of a collision between two light rail vehicles (LRVs) on the outbound platform at West Portal Station.

Initial reports are that a one-car L Taraval LRV travelling at low speed collided with a stopped one-car K/T Third LRV.

There are reportedly multiple injuries as a result of the collision, but none of the injuries have yet been described as life-threatening.

Buses are providing substitute service between West Portal and Castro stations and West Portal Station and western destinations for the K/T, L and M Muni Metro lines.

Please send your photos to our Streetsblog Flickr feed. We'd also encourage you to provide your accounts of the collision if you were there in the comments section below. We'll add more as we get it.

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