NJ Transit Train Slams into Tractor-Trailer at Rush Hour; 10 Injured

NJ Transit train hits tractor-trailer

Via NBC 4 New York.

An NJ Transit commuter train slammed into a tractor-trailer this morning during rush hour, injuring 10 people including a crossing guard.

A spokesman told NBC New York that the train, running on the Montclair-Boonton line, struck the trailer around 8:30 a.m. near Main and Dewey Streets in Little Falls, New Jersey.

The big rig, hauling paint, was apparently backing across the tracks after missing a turn. As seen in photos (above and below), the crash crumpled the trailer and sent yellow, 5-gallon paint buckets flying.

There were 71 passengers and crew aboard. Serious injuries were suffered by a crew member and a crossing guard who was struck by debris.

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NJ Transit Tractor-Trailer Crash

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