Two claim injuries after MAX train crashes into end of line bumper in Milwaukie
MILWAUKIE, Ore. (KPTV) - Two people reported injuries after a MAX train collided with an end of the line bumper in Milwaukie on Friday.
TriMet reported at about 8:14 a.m. that the Orange and Yellow lines were delayed up to 15-30 minutes after a MAX train collided with the end of the line bumper at Southeast Park Avenue and Southeast 27th Avenue.
The operator of the MAX train was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
In a Friday afternoon release, 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. The answer is no,” a spokesperson for TriMet wrote.
TriMet added three riders were on the MAX at the time of the crash. Of the three, two claimed injuries but refused to be taken to the hospital for treatment, TriMet says.
The train has been taken out of commission and the incident is under investigation.
MAX service is back to regularly scheduled times after a roughly three-and-a-half-hour delay.
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