A collision between a truck and a streetcar caused delays on NE 2nd and NE Weidler on Sept. 5, 2018. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A collision between a streetcar and a truck knocked the Streetcar off its rails on Wednesday afternoon, causing traffic delays in Northeast Portland. 

The Portland Bureau of Transportation said the driver of the Ford was either changing lanes or trying to turn onto NE 2nd Avenue from NW Weidler Street when it hit the Streetcar just before 3:30 p.m.

“All of a sudden I heard a horn,” witness Felton Sawyer told KOIN 6 News. “It kept going and now the scraping noise starts and just kept going.”

There were 6 people on the Streetcar, but none needed medical attention. 

TriMet said the A Loop service was disrupted until the end of service Wednesday but shuttle buses served all stops. Traffic was also down to one lane for several hours while crews worked to get the Streetcar back on its tracks.

The crash was cleared by 11 p.m. and another Streetcar towed the derailed one away.

Crews used forklifts instead of a crane to re-rail the cars. In a previous derailment, a crane was used because the ground was not as flat.