Metro-North train hits van in Norwalk - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Metro-North train hits van in Norwalk

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NORWALK, CT (WFSB) -

Around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Norwalk police, Norwalk fire, Norwalk Hospital EMS and MTA police responded to reports that a train had struck a vehicle at the Glover Avenue crossing on the Metro-North Danbury Line.

According to Norwalk police, a witness at the scene reported that he observed a van appeared to be stuck on the tracks. The people inside the van got out of the vehicle prior to the Metro-North passenger train hitting the van.

No physical injuries were reported from the passengers of the train or the van.

Responders reported that there were about 100 passengers on the train.

The van, the train and the railroad crossing sustained damaged from the crash, according to officials.

It was snowing in the area at the time of the crash, according to police.

The Glover Avenue crossing is located approximately one-tenth of a mile west of the Route 7 Merritt Parkway Intersection.

The MTA Police Department is the lead agency in the investigation.

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