ripple 5 Posted July 26, 2010 Share #1 Posted July 26, 2010 Ouch... 2 MNRR incidents in one weekend. http://www.lohud.com/article/20107260333 Train vs Car photos: http://jukebox.lohud.com/photos/refers/index.php?gallery=Train%20vs%20car%2007-25-10 Two people were injured Sunday in separate incidents involving trains in Ossining and Patterson, authorities said. A 19-year-old Ohio man was critically injured early Sunday while sitting on the platform at the Ossining Metro-North Railroad station, while a driver was injured in Patterson when his car was struck by a Metro-North train just south of the Patterson station. In Ossining, the man was sitting on the platform with his legs dangling over the edge around 1 a.m. when a northbound CSX freight train hit him, Metro- North spokesman Dan Brucker said. The man was taken to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla for severe head, back and leg injuries and remained in critical condition Sunday night. Brucker said the man took a Metro-North train and was supposed to get off in Tarrytown to be with friends, but instead ended up in Ossining. The CSX engineer saw the man at the edge of the platform, sounded his horn and hit the emergency brakes, but wasn't able to avoid hitting him, Brucker said. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police continue to investigate the incident. In Patterson, the driver of a Honda sedan was injured when his car was struck about 7 p.m. by a Metro-North train while crossing the tracks at Marble Quarry Road, just south of the Patterson train station. Patterson Assistant Fire Chief Edward J. O'Connell said firefighters extricated one person from the r ollover and rushed him to Danbury (Conn.) Hospital. O'Connell said the driver was communicating with safety personnel. Firefighters initially thought a passenger may have been thrown from the vehicle after the train hit it, but they later determined that there were no passengers. The crossing on private land at Marble Quarry Road has warning lights, but there is no gate. Brucker said any decision on whether to install a railroad crossing is made by local officials or, in the case of private property, by the landowner. Information on the identities of the two men was not immediately available. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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