Garbage truck hits light rail train in NJ

July 9, 2009 6:38:52 AM PDT
A NJ Transit light rail collided with a garbage truck in Hoboken this morning. Newscopter-7 was live over the scene.

The garbage truck reportedly collided with the light rail, on the Hudson-Bergen line, just before 6:30 a.m.

The truck apparently ran a red light and struck the train at New York Avenue.

Eyewitness News is told the driver of the garbage truck, operated by Jersey City, was treated for injuries.

Some 40 passengers were on the light rail at the time of the collision. Most were transferred to another train for the rest of their commute.

The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail train was headed from Bayonne to North Bergen.

There were slight delays and the line was back on schedule by 7:20 a.m.


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