MetroRail nearly hit ambulance, train operator says

MetroRail (Courtesy: Capital Metro)
MetroRail (Courtesy: Capital Metro)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin-Travis County paramedic has been reassigned after a MetroRail operator said the two nearly collided when the paramedic was behind the wheel of an ambulance. After the near-collision, the train driver alerted his superiors, and ATCEMS officials were notified.

The downtown crossing where the incident happened has lights to warn drivers of an approaching train, but it does not have crossing arms. Meanwhile, the paramedic has been moved to a nonmedical duty position during the investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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