Man Seriously Injured as Train Collides with Car in Ho-Ho-Kus

Summonses expected for Newark man whose car was hit by a train Monday morning.

A Newark man was seriously injured when a train collided Monday morning with his car at the Hollywood Avenue railroad crossing in Ho-Ho-Kus, according to transit officials.

The driver, whose name and age was not disclosed, was pulled from his Nissan Altima by local emergency responders and taken to Hackensack University Medical Center following the accident shortly after 9 a.m., NJ Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. told Patch.

Two trains were delayed briefly but the system was running on schedule shortly after the accident, according to Durso.

A preliminary investigation found the signals and gates at the crossing operated properly, Durso said. The driver is expected to receive summonses for careless driving and disregarding a traffic control device, he added.

No injuries were reported to crew members or the four passengers aboard the Waldwick-bound train at the time of the collision, according to NJ Transit. The transit service reported no damage to rails or signal devices in the area. 


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