2 injured in crash involving Charlotte streetcar

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Two people suffered minor injuries Saturday following a crash involving one of Charlotte's new streetcars.

Images from the scene show a sports utility vehicle that suffered rear-end damage following the crash. Initial reports indicate the streetcar may have rear-ended the SUV but a cause of the crash was not immediately released.

MEDIC says the two injured were taken to Novant Presbyterian hospital for treatment. It was not immediately known if those injured were riding in the SUV or the streetcar.

The city's new streetcars, called the CityLYNX Gold Line and operated by CATS, began operation Tuesday. They travel in the same lanes as traffic in Uptown. Since launch, officials have been reminding drivers to leave extra distance between them and trolleys, which can take up to 200 yards to stop and cannot change lanes.

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