Metro-North Train Hits Car in Stamford

A driver was in the car when the crash happened.

A woman is injured, but lucky after a Metro-North train struck her  on the tracks at River Bend Drive in the Glenbrook section of Stamford on Tuesday afternoon.

The 80-year-old driver was in the car when the train struck it at 12:08 p.m., according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The Stamford Advocate reports that she was able to move and spoke with paramedics as they removed her from the car. The car shows the mangled sedan, but the area the woman was sitting in seems to have suffered much less damage than the rest of the car.

It appears the woman ignored the lights and train horn at the crossing, according to Metro North.

No one on the train, which left Stamford at 11:57 a.m. was injured, officials said. The train was due into New Canaan at 12:14 p.m.

Bus service was being provided on the New Canaan branch because of the crash, but train service resumed just before 3 p.m.

How many people were on the train is not known.

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