NJ Transit back up and running after train collision near Plauderville station in Garfield

The Bergen County Line is back up and running nine hours after a collision with a truck shut it down. The NT Transit train collided

A train collided with a truck just after noon on Friday in Garfield.  The collision occurred near NJ Transit's Plauderville station.

A train collided with a truck just after noon on Friday in Garfield. The collision occurred near NJ Transit's Plauderville station. (6/21/13)

GARFIELD - The Bergen County Line is back up and running nine hours after a collision with a truck shut it down.

The NJ Transit train collided with a tractor-trailer around noon Friday. Both the train and truck were removed, and repairs to the tracks were made.

Three people were injured at the scene in Garfield, near the Plauderville station.

The train, traveling on the Bergen County line, was made up of six cars and a diesel locomotive. There were 38 passengers and four crew members aboard, according to NJ Transit.

Two people, including the train conductor, were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. NJ Transit says a third person was treated on the scene.

Witnesses say the truck had gotten stuck on the tracks. When the gates came down and the train approached, the truck driver jumped out of the truck. The driver, identified as Donald Brown, was not injured.

The truck, which was carrying non-toxic plastic pellets, is registered to a company out of Florence, South Carolina, according to NJ Transit. Police say the driver never called 911.

Passengers are asked to call the NJ Transit info line for further information at (973) 275-5555.
 

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