Wednesday, October 06, 2004


An automobile was struck by an inbound R3 train just east of Lansdowne near the end of tonight's PM peak. Based on preliminary reports, it appears the train involved was the #9359 (4:36pm to Elwyn).

According to news accounts, the vehicle was stuck on the tracks at Wycombe Av in Lansdowne when the 9359 struck it shortly before 6:00pm. The vehicle was pinned underneath the train, requiring one person to be extricated from the car. That person was taken to an area hospital; a second adult passenger was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Three children were also in the car, but it appears that they were uninjured.

Service was delayed in both directions by nearly 30 minutes while an investigation was initiated.

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