Firetruck collides with Light Rail train injuring 5 people

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A firetruck collided with a Hudson-Bergen Light Rail train shortly after 7 p.m., in Jersey City. A firetruck collided with a Hudson-Bergen Light Rail train shortly after 7 p.m., in Jersey City.
JERSEY CITY -

A firetruck collided with a Hudson-Bergen Light Rail train shortly after 7 p.m., according to officials. 

The crash happened at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Sixth Street in Jersey City as firefighters were on their way to a call. 

Authorities say the firetruck tried to go through the intersection when a train was coming at about 5 mph. They say the train was pushed about eight feet, and the firetruck ended up against a wall after being pushed about 30 feet.

Five people were injured. One of the five was seriously injured, but the injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Service has been suspended in both directions between Martin Boulevard and Newport while crews work to remove the firetruck and get the train back on the track.

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