Collision involving light rail reported in Mesa

Police say two people were taken to hospital following a collision involving the light rail near Main Street and Roosevelt Road.

MESA, Ariz. — Two people were taken to hospital Monday with non-life-threatening injuries due to a collision involving the light rail in Mesa.

The collision happened on the light rail track near Main Street and Roosevelt Road and involved a silver Toyota passenger vehicle, Mesa police said.

The driver and passenger of the car were taken to hospital and police have not released details of how the collision occurred. Officers were in the process of recovering a stolen vehicle from that area when the collision took place, police said.

Traffic on the eastbound lanes of Main Street may be restricted this afternoon due to the accident.

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