MTA: Train collides with unoccupied tractor-trailer; 1 injured

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One person was injured after a Metro-North train struck an unoccupied tractor-trailer Monday afternoon.

MTA police say a southbound Harlem line train struck the tractor-trailer at 1 p.m. Monday at the Corbin Road crossing in Pawling. They say the tractor-trailer had become detached at the crossing.

Approximately 20 to 30 passengers were on board the train during the incident, with one person sustaining injuries. 

The incident did not cause systemwide impacts to service.

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney released a statement about the incident, saying, "We know that accidents at grade crossings like this are preventable, but they still happen all the time. We've made some progress, but we've got to keep going. That's why I've been working to pass additional legislation to keep these kinds of accidents from happening through the use of emerging technologies. We must take more steps to make our trains safer and protect commuters and drivers. Frankly, we're just lucky that more people weren't hurt."

 

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