Monday, March 5, 2018




Car struck by NJ Transit train

No one injured; minor damage

NANUET – A woman was cited for blocking the New Clarkstown Road railroad crossing in Nanuet resulting in an NJ Transit train to strike the vehicle at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

No one was injured as the driver, who was alone in the car, got out before the train, which had slowed down, struck the car. Both the train and car sustained minimal damage.

Clarkstown Police said the vehicle was sitting in traffic, on the tracks, when the railroad crossing gates began to come down as the train approached.

The gates blocked the driver’s ability to get off the tracks.

MTA Police officers responded to the scene and allowed the train to continue on and the motorist to drive from the scene after their investigation.

NJ Transit operates the Metro-North train service on the west side of the Hudson River.

\Police remind motorists never to sit on railroad tracks even if there is no train approaching.


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