NJ Transit River LINE collides with vehicle in Riverton

RIVERTON, N.J. (WPVI) -- Four people were injured after a New Jersey Transit River LINE train collided with a vehicle in Riverton, Burlington County Thursday morning.

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The collision occurred around 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of Main and Broad streets.

Action News is told the River LINE was slowing down as it was about to make a stop at Riverton.

Passengers aboard the southbound train say they were pretty certain the railroad crossing signal was working as they watched in horror a gold car pull into the River LINE's path.

NJ Transit officials say there were 35 passengers aboard the train.

"We were on the train and we heard a big thud. It shook everyone up on the train. We look out the window and there's a Mercedes Benz stuck under the front of the River LINE," train passenger Tracy Brown said.

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Emergency crews are on the scene of a crash involving a train and a vehicle in Riverton, Burlington County.

First responders swarmed the scene.

They cut out of the gold Mercedes station wagon an elderly couple. 92-year-old Joseph and 79-year-old Lilian Corso.

Both were taken to Cooper University Hospital. Lillian is in stable but critical condition, Joseph is in stable condition.

The grinding crash was witnessed by many having breakfast at the nearby Orange Blossom Cafe, where the couple often dines.

"Regulars. They come here all the time. It makes us sad and upset," owner Grace Scheffier said.

Two passengers aboard the River LINE were also taken to Cooper with non-life-threatening injuries.

NJ Tranist says driver of car has been given a summons for careless driving.

River LINE service was suspended between Palmyra and Cinnaminson. Service resumed around noon.
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