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Driver injured after NJ Transit train strikes vehicle in Morris County

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A driver was injured Wednesday night after a NJ Transit train crashed into a vehicle in Mount Olive Township.

Morris and Boonton Train 1085, which departed Hoboken at 7:22 p.m. and was to arrive in Hackettstown at 9:31 p.m., struck the vehicle at the Waterloo Valley Road railroad crossing at 9:15 p.m., NJ Transit spokesperson said.

The driver, who was not identified, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Morristown Medical Center, spokesperson said.

There were no injuries reported to the one customer and crew onboard the train, spokesperson said.

No further information was available on the crash and it remains under investigation, spokesperson said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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