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Streetcar fender-bender reported Friday

Staff Reports

An image of the scene from Observer news partner WBTV
An image of the scene from Observer news partner WBTV

No injuries were reported Friday evening when Charlotte’s streetcar was involved in a minor collision on Elizabeth Avenue, according to Observer news partner WBTV.

The crash occurred around 5 p.m., and the scene was quickly cleared.

Earlier this month, the city told the Observer the streetcar – which runs on tracks in traffic from the uptown transit center to Novant Presbyterian Hospital – has had five “contacts/scrapes” with cars so far. The most severe was in July, when the streetcar rolled out of control for roughly half a mile on Elizabeth Avenue before slamming into an SUV. The city said driver error led to that crash.

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