Police: Truck got caught in gates before Long Branch train crash
Submitted by Truck Crash Attorney, Jeffrey Hark.
LONG BRANCH – The New Jersey Coast Line faced several delays Wednesday morning after a tractor trailer got stuck between the railroad gates and was struck by a train, police said.
The truck, driven by Nelson Menendez of Springfield, Massachusetts, was on its way to drop off grocery deliveries at ShopRite at the time of the crash.
The truck made a right onto Cedar Avenue, but couldn’t make the turn, Long Branch Police Lt. Frank Morey said.
Mendendez started backing up the truck, when the gates came down. The trailer portion of the truck was caught in between.
The operator tried to stop the train, but it struck the back of the truck at 7:30 a.m.
The area was blocked off as police investigated the collision, but it has since reopened.
The North Jersey Coast Line faced a train cancelation and delays after the collision, according to the New Jersey Transit website.
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