Train strikes vehicle at Topstone crossing near West Redding station

A train struck a vehicle at Topstone Crossing near the West Redding station around 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5.

The driver of the car was taken to Danbury Hospital.

None of the 30 people on board the Danbury branch train were injured, according to a Metro-North spokesman. The train had departed from South Norwalk at 8:06 p.m.

Cars were unable to cross the tracks and emergency vehicles remained at the site an hour after the unauthorized vehicle was struck.

“Flashing lights can be seen from the road,” said Redding resident Kristin Mauck, who lives near the train station. “I can hear the sound of the train engine.”

According to Redding police Captian Mark O’Donnell, the department is assisting the MTA Police Department in this matter.

“They are all at the scene and the road will be closed for a while,” he said on Tuesday evening.

Train service returned to its normal schedule after midnight on Tuesday night, according to the spokesperson on Wednesday morning, Dec. 6.

The driver of the vehicle, a male, has non-life threatening injuries, the spokesperson said.

This is a developing story.





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  • CaptainDave1

    I believe the correct headline for this story should be “Car illegally on tracks delays hundreds of commuters.” The headline as originally written implies that it somehow was the train’s fault.

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