Metro North Commuter Train Hits Car, Kills 6

Six people died this evening when a crowded Metro North Harlem Line train hit a Jeep Cherokee north of White Plains, New York.
More than 750 Passengers were estimated to be inside the train and they were evacuated to the back, MTA says.
The head car of the train set on fire immediately after the crash.
It’s not clear what led to the crash at this hour.

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Metro North stated on their Twitter account that the Harlem Service is temporary suspended between North White Plains and Pleasantville.

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Car Fire Closes Brooklyn Bridge Tonight

There are heavy delays on the bridge Thursday night

 

Traffic is backed up on the Brooklyn Bridge as firefighters respond to a vehicle fire there.

The fire has been extinguished, but cleanup of the resulting fuel on the roads is expected to take some time.

Inbound lanes are shut down, while one outbound lane remains open. Manhattan-bound vehicles are being rerouted to the Manhattan Bridge. Williamsburg Bridge also remains a better option for traffic headed toward lower Manhattan.

The driver was not injured in the fire, officials said.

NBC New York Reported.

Actor Michael McKean hit by car in Manhattan

Actor Michael McKean, who portrayed the lead singer in the movie “This Is Spinal Tap,” was injured when he was struck by a car in New York City.

Officials said it happened while McKean was on West 86th Street and Broadway in Manhattan just before 3 p.m. Tuesday. Police say no criminality is suspected.

The actor, who played Lenny on the hit television show “Laverne & Shirley,” was taken to St. Luke’s hospital in stable condition.

A spokeswoman for McKean, Harriet Sternberg, said the actor suffered a broken leg.

McKean is currently starring in the Broadway production of Gore Vidal’s political drama, “Best Man.”

3 Boston University Students Killed In New Zealand Crash

Three Boston University students who were studying in New Zealand were killed today when their minivan crashed near the vacation town of Taupo on the country’s North Island.

Police said two identical minivans carrying students were just minutes from their destination when one van drifted left going around a bend. After the wheels touched gravel, the driver over-corrected, causing the van to roll.

The dead were identified as Daniela Lekho ’13, Roch Jauberty ’14 and Austin Brashears ’13.

Five other students riding in the van were injured and one was described as critical.

Kevin Taylor, a police official, speculated some of the students were not wearing seat belts because they were thrown from the vehicle.  The students had been en route to Tongariro Crossing, one of New Zealand’s most famous hiking sites.

“This is a horrible tragedy,” said Robert Brown, president of Boston University. “Our prayers go out the students and their families. We will do all we can to provide comfort and assistance to those who have been injured, and to the families and friends of the victims.”

Read more on ABC News.

Car Slams Into Restaurant In N.J.

An elderly man behind the wheel of an SUV crashed the vehicle into a restaurant in Edison, New Jersey, Wednesday afternoon.

At least two people were injured including two patrons who were dining at the eatery on Route 27, said police.

It is not clear what caused the driver to lose control of the car.

My Fox New York is updating this story. Make sure you check it.

Fire Truck And Car Collide In Brooklyn

Several firefighters were injured when their fire truck collided with a car in Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoon, the FDNY said.

The accident happened at the intersection of Nostrand Avenue and Fulton Street in Crown Heights.

Nine people were hurt, including five firefighters and four civilians, authorities said.

My Fox New York Reports.

10 People Killed In 24 Hours In South Florida Car Accidents

In the deadliest day on South Florida streets and highways in recent memory, 10 people and an unborn baby were killed in vehicle-related accidents in the 24-hour period from late Saturday to Sunday night.

The deadliest of the crashes left four people dead in a fiery head-on collision on the Gratigny Expressway in Northwest Miami-Dade early Sunday, according to Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Joe Sanchez.

Crashes in Broward killed a woman who was seven months pregnant, a 5-year-old girl who was run over as she played outside her home in a toy car, an elderly churchgoer and a 14-year-old skateboarder.

Read the full story on The Miami Herald