By Walt Hunter
CINNAMINSON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey Transit officials says a car that tried to drive around crossing gates at the Union Landing Road crossing in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, was struck by a Riverline train en route from Trenton to Camden around 11 this morning.
Video from Chopper 3 shows the car crumpled against a shed at the crossing. New Jersey Transit tells CBS 3 the driver escaped unhurt, but two of 35 passengers aboard the train were examined for minor injuries.
Officials did not identify the driver or provide any additional details about the accident.
An exclusive CBS 3 I-Team Investigation Monday detailed the danger of cars and people on the rails. Reporter Walt Hunter showed video of the devastating impact when trains strike cars, as well as video of people walking in front of SEPTA Regional Rail Trains and along tracks. (See Previous Story)
SEPTA today conducted an all-day Safety Awareness Project. Employees at all 120 stations system wide passed out safety literature to riders. (See Related Story)