BRIDGEWATER, MASS. (WHDH) - A Commuter Rail train was been involved in an accident with a minivan, according to a tweet from Bridgewater Police.
Police said that the crash happened at the rail crossing at the intersection of Spring Street and Broad Street Thursday. No injuries have been reported, and the minivan has since been towed from the scene.
An MBTA spokesperson said in a statement that a driver stalled on the tracks and got out of the car before the train arrived. No one onboard the train was hurt.
The official also said that the railroad crossing system performed as expected.
Niccole Spiegel, who works near the scene of the accident, said that she noticed a man get out of his car and start running shortly before the accident.
“I peeked over and saw a car parked in front of the railroad tracks,” Spiegel said. “The next thing you know, it got hit and then it spun around and hit the rail.”
Passengers on the train that crashed were assisted in finding alternative transportation to their destinations.
The MBTA experienced service disruptions Thursday afternoon due to police activity related to the crash.
Transit police have since cleared the tracks for service.
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