As we reported this morning on “The Morning Show with Jeff & Will,” the Haverstraw Police Department is on the scene after a truck was struck by a train near the intersection of Route 9W and New Main Street. The railroad crossing will be closed until further notice. Police advise motorists to use an alternate routes.
“I want to thank the Haverstraw Police Department for its swift action this morning in making sure the driver of the truck that was caught on the railroad tracks was out of the vehicle before the train collided with it. A video of the accident shows it may not have been a survivable crash. This could have been a horrific tragedy, but smart thinking and quick action, including blocking other cars and pedestrians from entering the area, prevented that outcome. I’m sure the driver of the truck and the driver of the train are shook up and I hope they’ll both be okay. Thank you to everyone who went to the scene in case there were other victims. It’s no surprise to me, and I’m sure many others, that the community really pulled together because that is what Haverstraw is all about,” said Rockland County Legislature Chairman, Jay Hood Jr.