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Light Rail Train Derails After Hitting Car In Jersey City

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JERSEY CITY, NJ (CBSNewYork) – There were delays throughout the morning for commuters after a Hudson-Bergen Light Rail train hit a car and derailed Friday morning.

New Jersey TRANSIT says a train without passengers jumped the tracks in Jersey City around 3 a.m. after hitting the car that apparently ran a red light.

The driver is in serious, but stable condition.

Crews had to move the car after it became wedged between a utility pole and the light rail. They also had to inspect the rail and put the train back on the tracks.

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail faced delays up to 45 minutes in both directions Friday morning between Tonnelle Avenue and 8th Street in Bayonne, but by about 10 am., trains were running back on schedule.

Buses were taking commuters between Harsimus Cove and Newport stations and PATH was honoring tickets.

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