Pedestrian Hit by Light Rail Train in Phoenix

Authorities say a pedestrian has been transported to a hospital after being struck by a light rail train near downtown Phoenix.

Officials with Metro light rail say details are sketchy, but the accident occurred around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday near the McDowell Road station.

Metro officials say they have no information on the gender of the pedestrian or the extent of the person’s injuries.

Phoenix police and fire department officials are at the scene to investigate the accident.

It’s at least the second light rail accident in recent weeks involving a pedestrian in Phoenix.

On Nov. 29, a 56-year-old man was injured when he reportedly ran across Central Avenue against the signal trying to get to the Indian School Road platform in time to get on the train when he was struck.