LITTLE FALLS, N.J. (AP) — Charges have been filed against a truck driver whose vehicle was struck by a commuter train in northern New Jersey, injuring 10 people.
The New Jersey Transit train was heading eastbound through Little Falls on Wednesday morning when it collided with a tractor-trailer driven by 23-year-old Jaswinder Singh of Carteret.
NJ Transit officials say Singh crossed the tracks and tried to make a tight left turn, then backed up to try the turn again when the crossing gates lowered.
The train couldn't stop before smashing into the back of the trailer, which was carrying buckets of paint. Buckets went all over the tracks and street.
Two people suffered serious injuries, including a school crossing guard who was hit by debris.
Singh was charged Wednesday with a crossing violation and careless driving.