Around 8:20 last evening a 40-year old deaf woman was struck by an MTA light rail train near the Convention Center in Baltimore. The northbound train struck the victim who evidently was unable to hear its approach and apparently was looking away from the train as it neared.
The victim was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for non-life threatening injuries and the rail line was temporarily shut down.
MTA authorities report the train operator sounded the horn prior to the crash.
While overall Maryland and the District of Columbia have very safe transportation systems the sheer number of people using them and the nature of the buses and trains utilized results in catastrophic injuries on a fairly routine basis.