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Alleged Drunk Driver Hit By Train After Driving Onto Railroad Tracks

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS – 50-year-old Ediberto Rodriguez of Clifton was hit by a train early Saturday morning after he drove his truck onto railroad tracks while intoxicated.

Rodriguez was driving his silver 2001 Toyota Tundra near Malcolm Avenue at around 1 a.m. when he drove onto the tracks. According to Nancy Snyder, an NJ Transit spokeswoman, the area is not a grade crossing.

An NJ Transit train headed to Hoboken on the Pascack Valley line hit the Toyota Tundra, injuring Rodriguez. He was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack for treatment of his injuries.

According to Snyder, there were a total of 9 passengers on the train along with 3 crew members. None of them were injured.

Rodriguez will face multiple charges including driving while intoxicated and interference with transportation.

An update on his condition was not available, said a hospital spokeswoman.

News Source: www.Nj.com



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