HAVERSTRAW – Rockland County Executive Day said regarding the Haverstraw train accident on Thursday, February 23, “Today a truck delivery turned into one driver’s worst nightmare when their tractor trailer got stuck waiting at a light in Haverstraw on the train tracks, directly in the path of an oncoming train. Luckily that driver was able to get out before the train struck the trailer and no one was hurt.
“Drivers need to heed extra caution when traveling over train tracks and should never, ever, proceed to wait for a traffic light on train tracks. Always maintain a safe distance from the crossing gates and only cross train tracks if you’re able to safely get to the other side.
“As a former police commander, I understand and appreciate exactly how much hard work is going into securing a scene of this magnitude and thank our emergency responders for their quick response and assistance to this accident.”