1 Injured After Train Collides With Vehicle in Hudson Valley
One person was injured after a train collided with a vehicle in the Hudson Valley.
Monday morning a Metro-North train collided with a tractor-trailer in Pawling at the Corbin Road crossing. One person on the train was injured, but the severity of the injury isn't known at this time.
After the crash, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released a statement calling for legislation to improve safety at rail crossings.
“We know that accidents at grade crossings like this are preventable, but they still happen all the time. We’ve made some progress, but we’ve got to keep going. That’s why I’ve been working to pass additional legislation to keep these kinds of accidents from happening through the use of emerging technologies. We must take more steps to make our trains safer and protect commuters and drivers. Frankly, we’re just lucky that more people weren’t hurt," Maloney said.
In 2015, Maloney passed his bill, The Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Act of 2015, into law. The legislation would help states and communities make safety upgrades at dangerous highway-rail grade crossings by building bridges and tunnels to separate roadways from rail track, installing improved lights and signals at crossings and increasing public awareness of grade crossing dangers, states and communities can take significant steps toward making highway-rail grade crossings safer, according to Maloney's office.
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