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MBTA Commuter Train Hits Truck Stuck On Tracks In Weymouth

WEYMOUTH (CBS) - An MBTA commuter train slammed into a pickup truck on the tracks in Weymouth Monday morning.

Police told WBZ-TV's Lisa Gresci the truck broke down at the intersection of Derby and Pond streets.

The driver got out and ran to a nearby gas station to try and get help, but the train came and crashed into it.

No one was hurt, but the truck's front end was torn apart in the crash.

Linda Kokoros is the owner of the Dusk Til Dawn cafe on Pond Street. She said part of the truck's hood landed right in front of her shop.

"He obviously broke down in the middle of where the barriers go down to block them off and you know he didn't know it was going to happen," she said.

"I think everyone is aware that those barriers go down and it goes by pretty fast. He's pretty lucky he wasn't in the car, for sure."

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(Photo credit: Joe Pesaturo - MBTA)

Passengers were taken off the train and shuttled to the next stop on a bus.

The cleanup and investigation caused delays on the Kingston-Plymouth commuter line.

Herb Surette lives nearby and saw the aftermath of the crash. He said, "Someone was watching over him, maybe not at the right time, but they were."

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