Accident Investigations

2015 (Finalized)

  • 08
  • Jul
  • 2015
ACCIDENT TYPE: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incident (HRX)
LOCATION: New York, New York
RAILROAD: New York & Atlantic Railway
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations, Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
ABSTRACT: On July 8, 2015, at approximately midnight an eastbound New York & Atlantic Railway (NYA) Train RS-30 struck a tractor-trailer at the Maspeth Avenue highway-rail grade crossing of the Lower Montauk Branch in Queens, New York. The collision caused the tractor-trailer to catch fire, destroying the tractor and severely damaging the trailer. The truck driver was treated on scene by New York Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services and taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The accident caused no injuries to the train crew and no railroad equipment derailed.
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