Tractor-trailer struck by commuter rail train in Littleton

LITTLETON, MASS. (WHDH) – Police are investigating after an MBTA commuter rail train crashed into a tractor-trailer Monday, officials said.

The Fitchburg Line train collided with the tractor-trailer at the Foster Street crossing around 11 a.m., according to the Littleton Police Department.

A Keolis spokesperson said the train made contact with the rear of a tractor-trailer but there were no injuries or damage to either the train or the tractor-trailer.

The driver told police that he had stopped on the tracks to check directions when he was hit as he tried to back up.

The railroad crossing has since been cleared. The warning lights at the crossing were damaged in the crash and repairs are expected to occur over the coming days, officials said.

The crash caused significant delays on the train line. Residents were asked to avoid the area.

It’s not clear if the tractor-trailer driver will be cited.

Transit police are investigating.

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