Crash Between Light Rail Train and Fire Truck Causes Injury
May 09 2017
A collision occurred between a Hudson Bergen Light Rail train and a fire truck in Jersey City. The crash occurred on the night of Friday, May 5th, close to Washington Boulevard and Sixth Street. As a result of the crash, five people suffered injuries. Among them were four firefighters and the operator of the train. There were seven to 10 people on the train, none of whom were injured.
Firefighters from Jersey City were hurrying to Newport Centre for a call regarding a potential fatality at a mall. However, while their truck was crossing the intersection a short time after 7:45 p.m., the train that was headed to Hoboken crashed into it.
The impact of the crash caused the windshield of the light rail to break into pieces. The train then derailed. The fire truck stopped at approximately 30 feet away from the intersection and had a massive dent in its side.
According to images, injured firefighters were led away from the accident scene. One witness said he saw a man walking away from the scene with blood dripping down his face. The firefighters and the train operator were transported to a hospital in the area. According to Jersey City Fire Chief Steven McGill, the train operator said when he reached the intersection, he didn’t see anything, but he heard a loud noise.
New Jersey Transit is in possession of video footage from the train, and will review it along with an investigation team from the Jersey City Police Department. Officials stated that the light rail train usually moves at approximately five miles per hour between intersections. Police said that they were also conducting an investigation into the first call about a potential fatality at Newport Centre.
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