New Jersey

NJ Transit RiverLine Train T-Bones Station Wagon, 4 Hurt

A New Jersey Transit train slammed into a station wagon Thursday morning leaving two people trapped in the car and service suspended along the RiverLine.

Crews worked to free people from the Mercedes wagon after it was struck by a light-rail train near the Riverton Station along Main Street near Broad and Harrison streets around 10:15 a.m., said Burlington County dispatchers.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later, you could see crews working on the SUV, which appeared to be T-boned. Two people were freed from the vehicle and taken to Cooper University Medical Center for treatment, said dispatchers.

Two of the 35 passengers on the train suffered injuries, said NJ Transit spokeswoman Lisa Torbic. The injured passengers were taken to Lourdes Medical Center for treatment.

NJ Transit spokesman Jim Smith said the injuries don't appear to be life-threatening, reported NBC10's Lauren Mayk.

Crews took the roof of the station wagon during the rescue.

The wreck left RiverLine service suspended between Palmyra and Cinnaminson for more than two hours. Passengers could take buses to get around the closure.

Crews inspected the tracks and reopened the line -- with 15-minute residual delays -- around 12:45 p.m.

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