NJ Transit train ‘made contact’ with car while on the way to New York; no injuries

NJ Transit says customers from North Jersey Coast Line train 3224 transferred to a following train.

Lanette Espy

Oct 25, 2023, 12:55 PM

Updated 235 days ago

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A NJ Transit train leaving from Long Branch struck a car Wednesday morning at the Bethany Road crossing in Hazlet.
NJ Transit says there were no injuries reported to the 150 customers or the crew on board at the time of the incident. They say no injuries were reported in the motor vehicle. The front bumper of the driver's car was ripped off. The car was later towed.
Train vs. car in Hazlet on Bethany Road. NJ Transit says no injuries were reported to the approximately 150 customers or the crew on board and no injuries from the car. (Photo: Lauren Due/News 12 New Jersey)
North Jersey Coast Line train 3224 departed Long Branch around 7 a.m. and was scheduled to arrive at Penn Station New York around 8:30 a.m. when it “made contact” with a motor vehicle, according to NJ Transit.
NJ Transit says customers from train 3224 transferred to a following train. Commuters had around a 45 minute delay during the morning rush. NJ Transit's North Jersey Coast Line is now on time or close to schedule.
NJ Transit police are investigating the incident.
Train vs. car in Hazlet on Bethany Road. NJ Transit says no injuries were reported to the approximately 150 customers or the crew on board and no injuries from the car. (Photo: Lauren Due/News 12 New Jersey)


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