Schenectady, NY (October 10, 2019) – One person was hospitalized after a van crashed into a railroad crossing arm that came down on the vehicle on Seneca Street. The accident took place at around 12:00 p.m. between Erie Boulevard and Foster Avenue in Schenectady.
Police stated that the driver of a van approached the railroad tracks when the crossing arm fell in front of the vehicle. The van subsequently crashed into the mechanism, causing it to dislodge. Emergency crews arrived at the scene where they transported the injured driver to a local hospital. The victims’ condition is considered non-life threatening.
Schenectady firefighters and railroad police assisted Schenectady police at the scene and the cause of the incident is still under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Car Accidents in New York
According to reports filed by the NYPD, over 45,000 people were hurt or killed in New York car accidents during 2018. Car accidents which involve seriously reckless drivers such as an intoxicated operator, often lead to fatalities or critically injuries, particularly accidents which occur head-on. While it can be terribly difficult, it is essential for victims and their loved ones to know that they may have serious rights at this time.
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