• Atlanta Streetcar involved in 2nd crash in 1 week

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    ATLANTA - The Atlanta streetcar is not officially operating yet, but it has already been involved in two crashes during the testing phase.

    Streetcar spokeswoman Sharon Gavin told Channel 2 Action News that a car hit the streetcar Sunday near Centennial Olympic Park. She said the driver tried to pass the streetcar while it was turning during a test run.
     
    “(It’s) safest to wait behind it because it’s 80 feet long. 96,000 pounds against regular vehicles – it’s not a good move,” Gavin said.
     
    No one was hurt in the crash. This was the second crash involving the streetcar in less than a week. Last week, a driver was cited for hitting the streetcar on Ellis Street. 


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