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Repairs On NJT’s Montclair-Boonton Line Finished After Train, Truck Collision

Paint Truck Collides With NJ TRANSIT Train (CBS 2)

Paint Truck Collides With NJ TRANSIT Train (CBS 2)

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Trains are rolling again on NJ TRANSIT’s Montclair-Boonton line after a commuter train slammed into a tractor-trailer Wednesday, injuring 10.

NJ TRANSIT said crews finished making repairs in Little Falls early Thursday.

Spokesman John Durso Jr. said the truck driver has crossed the tracks but backed up after failing to make a sharp turn Wednesday. That’s when the train struck the trailer, which contained hundreds of buckets of paint.

The trailer was crushed in the collision, leaving dozens of yellow plastic paint buckets strewn across the road and paint splattered
everywhere.

One of the paint buckets went flying and seriously injured a crossing guard, who remains hospitalized. A NJ TRANSIT employee was also seriously hurt. Others who were injured were released.

The gates were working properly at the time of the crash, officials said.

The truck driver was charged with a railroad crossing violation and careless driving.

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