BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Service was snagged on the Metro-North Harlem Line Wednesday afternoon, after a train hit a car in Bedford Hills.
As CBS2’s Lou Young reported, the collision took place at the Green Lane crossing at around 3:30 p.m. The northbound train caught the front of the Toyota at the crossing in Bedford Hills just north of Mount Kisco.
The front end of the car was completely destroyed, and the crossing gate was lying across the roof of the car after the accident.
The front of the vehicle was wedged under the fifth car of the Metro-North train. Some train passengers were escorted off to waiting paramedics, but there did not seem to be any dire medical emergency, CBS2’s Young reported.
The car apparently had stalled out on the tracks, Metro-North said. The driver had gotten out of the vehicle prior to the collision and got away before the train clipped the car.
As of 5 p.m., passengers were being transferred to another train that had pulled up parallel to the one that struck the car.
Service along the Harlem line was suspended north of Mount Kisco following the accident, impacting 12 stations at the end of the line. Delays of up to 70 minutes persisted along the Harlem Line an hour and a half after the accident.
By 8 p.m., residual delays had been reduced to 15 minutes, 1010 WINS reported.
The train that hit the car was headed northbound out of Grand Central Terminal. Because the accident happened so far up the line, service at Grand Central was not significantly impacted, Young reported.
As of 5 p.m., the car was being pulled out from under the train and taken away on a flatbed truck. Metro-North police had taken over the scene from Bedford Hills police and were being investigated.
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