Freight Train Hits Car, Injures Passengers

The car was pushed 286 yards on the track after getting hit by the train in Clayton, N.J.

By Kelly Bayliss and Lauren DiSanto
|  Friday, Oct 19, 2012  |  Updated 5:41 PM EDT
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A Clayton, New Jersey woman and her daughter were hospitalized on Friday morning after a freight train hit their car. Investigators say accidents are rare at the West Chestnut Street crossing. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports.

NBC10 Philadelphia - Monique Braxton

A Clayton, New Jersey woman and her daughter were hospitalized on Friday morning after a freight train hit their car. Investigators say accidents are rare at the West Chestnut Street crossing. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports.

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A mother and child suffered life-threatening injuries after the car they were traveling in was hit by a freight train Friday morning.

The CSX freight train was traveling south when it hit a Toyota Camry carrying 28-year-old Netice Turan and a 6-month-old infant around 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of West Chestnut and South Broad Street in Clayton, New Jersey.

Clayton Police say one of their officers saw the car before the collision and say it appeared to be stopped on the tracks. The officer turned on his lights but wasn't able to prevent the crash.

The car was pushed 286 yards down the tracks. Both mom and baby are being treated at Cooper University Hospital.

Clayton investigators say that the crossing system of red and green lights was working at the time of the crash, however, they have received complaints in the past that there is no crossing gate at the intersection.


 

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