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Driver Escapes Snow Plow Before Colliding with Train in Waltham

By PETER LOBO, Correspondent | February 25, 2022 | MASSACHUSETTS

Story No. 022522104

WALTHAM, MA - During a snowstorm on February 25th, the Waltham 911 center received a call for a car being struck by an eastbound commuter train at the Roberts Crossing on South Street. Waltham Engine 4, Squad 5, and Medics 1 and 2 were dispatched.

A small city snow plow was trying to cross the tracks when his wheels got stuck on the slippery rails. He got off the plow and the train hit shortly after. Brandeis University police, which abuts the tracks, notified responding units that there were were no injuries on the train or to the driver. East and westbound trains were stopped for two hours during the incident.

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