Skip to comments.New Jersey Transit train hits car with two women inside
Posted on 03/27/2011 12:50:47 PM PDT by Gamecock
RIVER EDGE A New Jersey Transit train tossed a car 80 feet when the two collided Saturday, causing non-life-threatening injuries to the vehicles occupants, a spokesman for the rail line said.
The car's driver, Hyung Seo, 77, of Palisades Park suffered a shoulder injury and the passenger, Yoo Young, 77, of Hillsdale suffered head, back and neck injuries. Both women were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ Transit spokesman Dan Stessel said.
The Nissan Maxima apparently entered the Main Street railroad crossing at about 7:35 a.m. as the train was passing through, he said, breaking a safety gate. The gates were down and flashing lights, and bells were operating, Stessel said.
The train hit the rear passenger side of the car, which was traveling westbound, as the train approached the New Bridge Landing station. Upon seeing the car on the crossing, the engineer fully applied the brakes and blew the horn. The train was moving at about 40 mph when it struck the Nissan, Stessel said.
The train, No. 2102, was headed to Hoboken from Spring Valley, N.Y., with 30 passengers, none of whom was injured.
Passengers on the 2102 train and passengers on the next train, No. 2104, were bused around the incident to a waiting train on the opposite side, Stessel said. They encountered a 1½-hour delay in their trip.
Stessel said the broken safety gate was replaced and trains were operating normally by 9:30 a.m.
**New Jersey Transit train hits car with two women inside**
Based on the headline it sounds like it was the trains fault.
Those ladies are inattentive, lucky, and awful tough!
Union labor ....
Next time hire a male train crew.
Never bring a car to a train fight.
Yes, it’s never the train’s fault.
F=ma, It’s the Law!
Did they swerve to avoid a baby duck?
“The Nissan Maxima apparently entered the Main Street railroad crossing at about 7:35 a.m. as the train was passing through, he said, breaking a safety gate. The gates were down and flashing lights, and bells were operating...”
In the drivers manual I read that means don’t try to cross the train tracks at this moment.
Wonder if someone was on the cell phone? What? Could it be any more obvious?
NJT? They rarely move over 15 mph.
According to the article the driver was elderly, and Chinese, so it’s a terrible driver two-fer. :)
it was, he should have swerved
Female immigrant drivers from China Asia etc ...the worst and this one was 77 you can imagine how bad she was -— DWO
They have a great case against a huge deep pocket entity.
The NJ Transit union.
The driver and passenger were both 77 years old. So they appear to have had a senior moment that may involve being hard of hearing among other things. They are both very fortunate they weren’t crushed. Needless to say if you don’t notice a RR gate, lights and bell, you probably ought not to be driving.
The train hit the rear passenger side of the car
That does it!!!!!!
Ban all trains.
When trains are outlawed, only outlaws will have them.
I hate it when these trains jump way off their tracks to go chase after cars!
“NJT? They rarely move over 15 mph”
That is what I am wondering. It does not look like the train was moving all that fast or the car “bounced” off the front.
So I guess the train swerved into car eh?
The names sound Korean to me
Calling Ray LaHood, please pick up the red phone.
Nissan had a sticky accelerator petal - time to destroy Nissan’s reputation and sue them.
Weight of average diesel locomotive: 250,000 lbs
Weight of Nissan Maxima: 3,500 lbs
Anvil meets grape
>>According to the article the driver was elderly, and Chinese, so its a terrible driver two-fer. :)<<
I used to feel bad about buying into this stereotype. Then I visited China and saw how they drive there. Believe me, it explained everything.
If the women had been in an SUV, the blame would have been reversed. The driver would still have been guiltless, mind you, but at least the poor train wouldn't have been falsely accused.
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