A cyclist suffered minor injuries after he was hit by a light-rail tram in Kaohsiung Saturday, police said.
The accident occurred at 10:40 a.m. when the 74-year-old man was trying to ride through a railroad crossing near the Dream Mall station just as the tram was approaching, according to police.
The cyclist will be fined for committing a traffic violation, police said.
This was the first accident involving injuries connected with Kaohsiung's light rail system, which officially began operations in July after a nine-month free trial run.
The line is currently running on a 4.6-kilometer section with eight stops along the city's Kaisyuan and Chenggong 2nd roads.
It is part of the 8.7-km, 14-stop line that was previously scheduled to be completed in June, but has been delayed for one year after the main Taiwanese contractor faced a financial crisis.
The 8.7-km line is the first phase of the city's light rail system, which will eventually run on a circular route after the second phase is completed.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel