Jersey City fire truck appears to have crashed into the Hudson Bergen Light Rail train in the collision in which four firefighters were injured yesterday.
It appears at this time that the truck struck the train and not vice versa, NJ Transit spokeswoman Lisa Torbic said today of the crash at 7:15 p.m. at Sixth Street near Washington Blvd. She noted, however, that the investigation is ongoing.
The three firefighters and the fire captain on the truck, as well as the train’s conductor, were taken to the Jersey City Medical Center. The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, Jersey City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said yesterday.
The fire captain had to be extracted from the truck, Morrill said of the collision near the Newport Centre Mall.
Light rail service was disrupted due to the collision which caused the train to derail.
No additional information was available today from Torbic or Morrill.