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New Jersey Transit train hits car with two women inside
NewJersey.Com ^ | Mar 26, 2011‎ | Allison Pries

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 vehicle’s 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.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: car; train

1 posted on 03/27/2011 12:50:49 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock

**New Jersey Transit train hits car with two women inside**

Based on the headline it sounds like it was the trains fault.


2 posted on 03/27/2011 12:52:22 PM PDT by Gamecock (I didn't reach the top of the food chain just to become a vegetarian.)
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To: Gamecock

Those ladies are inattentive, lucky, and awful tough!


3 posted on 03/27/2011 12:52:48 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Gamecock

Union labor ....


4 posted on 03/27/2011 12:54:23 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: Gamecock
New Jersey Transit train hits car with two women inside

Next time hire a male train crew.

5 posted on 03/27/2011 12:56:04 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Gamecock

Never bring a car to a train fight.


6 posted on 03/27/2011 12:56:13 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Gamecock

Yes, it’s never the train’s fault.


7 posted on 03/27/2011 12:56:21 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Gamecock
Too bad it wasn't a Volt.
8 posted on 03/27/2011 12:58:21 PM PDT by JPG ("2012 Can't Come Soon Enough" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Gamecock

Palin’s fault.


9 posted on 03/27/2011 12:58:34 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Gamecock

F=ma, It’s the Law!


10 posted on 03/27/2011 12:59:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JPG
Too bad it wasn't a Volt.

Did they swerve to avoid a baby duck?

11 posted on 03/27/2011 1:00:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Gamecock

“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?


12 posted on 03/27/2011 1:03:46 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Gamecock

NJT? They rarely move over 15 mph.


13 posted on 03/27/2011 1:05:39 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: Gamecock
Based on the headline I can't tell whether the 2 women were in the car, or in the train. Journalists are idiots. But we knew that.

/johnny

14 posted on 03/27/2011 1:06:01 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Gamecock

According to the article the driver was elderly, and Chinese, so it’s a terrible driver two-fer. :)


15 posted on 03/27/2011 1:07:56 PM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: Gamecock

it was, he should have swerved


16 posted on 03/27/2011 1:08:12 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: Gamecock

Female immigrant drivers from China Asia etc ...the worst and this one was 77 you can imagine how bad she was -— DWO


17 posted on 03/27/2011 1:08:28 PM PDT by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: Gamecock

They have a great case against a huge deep pocket entity.

The NJ Transit union.


18 posted on 03/27/2011 1:09:07 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama & try him for treason / Homosexuals reject diversity / Unions finally caught for theft)
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To: Beowulf9

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.


19 posted on 03/27/2011 1:09:13 PM PDT by visualops (Proud Air Force Mom)
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To: Gamecock
..Hyung Seo..Yoo Young..breaking a safety gate. The gates were down and flashing lights...

DWA
20 posted on 03/27/2011 1:09:43 PM PDT by Koracan
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To: Gamecock

The train hit the rear passenger side of the car

That does it!!!!!!
Ban all trains.


21 posted on 03/27/2011 1:20:27 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: Joan Kerrey

When trains are outlawed, only outlaws will have them.


22 posted on 03/27/2011 1:24:17 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: Gamecock

I hate it when these trains jump way off their tracks to go chase after cars!


23 posted on 03/27/2011 1:36:03 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: the invisib1e hand

“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.


24 posted on 03/27/2011 1:41:21 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Gamecock

So I guess the train swerved into car eh?


25 posted on 03/27/2011 1:42:26 PM PDT by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (If Mohammed were alive today, he wouldnÂ’t be allowed to live within 1000 yards of a school.)
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To: I Shall Endure

The names sound Korean to me


26 posted on 03/27/2011 1:51:07 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: Gamecock

Calling Ray LaHood, please pick up the red phone.
Nissan had a sticky accelerator petal - time to destroy Nissan’s reputation and sue them.


27 posted on 03/27/2011 2:21:40 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose lips sink ships!)
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To: Gamecock

Weight of average diesel locomotive: 250,000 lbs
Weight of Nissan Maxima: 3,500 lbs
Anvil meets grape


28 posted on 03/27/2011 2:26:21 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: muir_redwoods
You are correct. Considering the location it happened definitely Korean. In certain towns in Bergen County NJ, where this happened, you take your life in your hands when in a crosswalk when Mrs Kim or Mrs Yoo are headed your way.
29 posted on 03/27/2011 3:10:45 PM PDT by gusty
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To: I Shall Endure

>>According to the article the driver was elderly, and Chinese, so it’s 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.


30 posted on 03/27/2011 3:11:43 PM PDT by FelixFelicis
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To: Gamecock
Based on the headline it sounds like it was the trains fault.

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.

31 posted on 03/27/2011 4:02:05 PM PDT by BfloGuy
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