Car struck by NJ Transit Train- No Injuries



Today at approximately 1:30 PM a NJ transit train travelling to Spring Valley struck a car that was on the tracks at the New Clarkstown Rd. crossing in Nanuet, NY.  The vehicle was sitting in traffic, on the tracks, when the railroad crossing gates began to come down as the train was approaching the crossing. The railroad crossing gates blocked the drivers ability to get off the tracks. The driver was able to exit the vehicle without injury. The female driver was the sole occupant of the car. The train was able to come to a stop but it did strike the vehicle, causing minimal damage to both the train and car.  The MTA Police Department responded to the scene to file a report and cited the driver for blocking the crossing.  After a brief investigation, the train was allowed to continue on and the driver of the vehicle was able to drive her car from the scene. The crossing is now back open.

A reminder to motorists that you should never have your vehicle sitting on the tracks, even if there is no train approaching.