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Commuter rail train hits pickup truck, driver injured

The MBTA said no passengers were hurt in the Wakefield crash.

A still from surveillance footage that captured the crash.

Screenshot, @rgoulston

The driver of a white pickup truck was injured in Wakefield Thursday after he, for reasons unknown, drove around the lowered gates at a railroad crossing and was promptly hit by the incoming commuter train.

The MBTA told WCVB that the crash occurred when the Haverhill train reached the intersection of Broadway and North Streets around 11 a.m.

The driver, 70, was conscious and airlifted to Mass General Hospital, though his condition was not immediately available.

No passengers on the train were injured.



The transit agency said shuttle buses provided alternative transportation for passengers on the train.


 

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