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WAKEFIELD (CBS) – A crash involving a pickup truck and a Commuter Rail train in Wakefield was caught on a nearby business’s surveillance camera.

An MBTA spokesman said a pickup truck driver maneuvered around the lowered gates on Broadway Street. They said the signals warning drivers of an oncoming train were on prior to the crash.

A Commuter Rail train in Wakefield slammed into a white pickup truck. (WBZ-TV)

A Commuter Rail train in Wakefield slammed into a white pickup truck. (WBZ-TV)

The train then slammed into the truck, and surveillance video shows the train pushing the vehicle for several hundred feet.

The driver of the truck, a 70-year-old man, was taken to an area hospital by MedFlight with serious injuries.

“At the beginning I was crying, I was shaking and I was calling 911,” witness Christine Pizzi said.

 

Surveillance footage showed a truck colliding with a Commuter Rail train in Wakefield. (WBZ-TV)

Surveillance footage showed a truck colliding with a Commuter Rail train in Wakefield. (WBZ-TV)

No one on the train was injured.

“We were just going along normally, and then there was a bump and everything suddenly stopped and we were all jolted,” train passenger Anne George told WBZ-TV.

The speed limit for trains in the area of the crash is 30 MPH. According to the MBTA, the train was operating at 29 MPH when it hit the truck.

A driver was seriously injured after a crash with a Wakefield Commuter Rail train. (Jason Marder/WBZ)

A driver was seriously injured after a crash with a Wakefield Commuter Rail train. (Jason Marder/WBZ)

Shuttle buses were arranged to transport train passengers to their destinations.

The truck was removed from the tracks, with its rear right wheel dangling.

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