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Police investigating Acton train-car collision

Police are investigating a crash where a commuter rail train collided with a car at a railroad crossing in Acton.

The Stow woman suffered non-life threatening injuries from this crash. CREDIT: Massachusetts State Police The Stow woman suffered non-life threatening injuries from this crash.
CREDIT: Massachusetts State Police

Police are investigating a crash where a commuter rail train collided with a car at a railroad crossing in Acton.

Last night around 7:45 p.m. a train smashed into a 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander near the corner of Mass Ave and Elm Street. The driver, a 63-year-old Stow woman, escaped the collision, which demolished her car, with non-life threatening injuries. She was transported to a local hospital and no other injuries were reported. There were about 25 passengers on the outbound Fitchburg line train at the time of the incident, according to the MBTA.

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The MBTA says a preliminary investigation suggests the crossing gates were working and engaged before the vehicle entered the railroad crossing.

Transit police detectives, according to the MBTA, are currently spearheading the investigation.

 
 
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