Freight Train, Dump Truck Collide in Saratoga County


it happened Thursday afternoon

The driver of a dump truck is recovering after colliding with an oncoming train. It happened around 1:20 Thursday afternoon. The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office says the dump truck did not yield to the train, leading to the crash.

The train, operated by Berkshire and Eastern struck the dump truck near Ushers Road in Halfmoon. The driver suffered injuries to the hip and head and was taken to Albany Medical Center, where his injuries are not considered life threatening. 

No one on the train was injured, police are continuing to investigate. 

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