So it is time to go on a tear & catch up with all the transit news from the last few weeks. Lets start with the accident that briefly shut down service on the New Canaan Branch on New Year’s Eve. A Metro-North train clipped a van at a crossing shortly after 9 a.m. Here is a brief story of the incident courtesy of the New York Daily News:
NEW CANAAN, Conn. – A Metro-North train clipped a van at a crossing Monday morning, briefly shutting down the commuter railroad’s New Canaan branch.
Metro-North spokesman Dan Brucker says the collision occurred at 9:11 a.m. at the Crescent Street crossing in New Canaan.
Brucker says the gates were down as the train approached, but the driver apparently went around the gates and the train clipped the van’s rear. Brucker says the van’s driver was taken to an area hospital, but the injuries were not reported to be serious.
One run of the train service between New Canaan and Stamford was eliminated, but normal service had resumed by mid-morning.
It never ceases to amaze me that drivers continue to think they can beat oncoming trains. The same goes for people on foot. How many accidents & deaths does one have to hear or read about before the message gets through to their thick head? The train vs. you = a win for the train either lightly or convincingly. Either way the results are not good for you so enough already with the idiocy!
xoxo Transit Blogger