A Milwaukee Hop streetcar has been rerailed and taken to an operations and maintenance facility Monday evening after being damaged early Monday morning in downtown Milwaukee.
The streetcar and a garbage truck collided at 6:30 a.m. at E Wells Street and N Milwaukee street, a spokesperson for the Department of Public Works told The Daily Reporter. The privately owned garbage truck was driving westbound when it struck the streetcar going northbound.
No one in the garbage truck was injured and no one was onboard the streetcar other than the conductor at the time of the incident, officials said. She was taken to Froedtert Hospital to be evaluated and released that afternoon, officials added.
A towing company helped the city lift the streetcar back onto the tracks where it was taken to the Operations and Maintenance Facility. The city is still assessing the extend of the damage.
Although there have been previous derailments, Monday’s incident was the most serious, officials noted.
The incident remains under investigation.
Ethan Duran contributed to this report.