It appears that things are back to normal on the Metro-North rail line following a scary incident that unfolded yesterday in Orange County. During the early morning hours of Wednesday morning, a collision on the tracks between a car and train shut down travel on the line and created a nightmare scenario for commuters.

Get our free mobile app

Car-Train Collision in Wallkill

The incident in question took place in the town of Wallkill. According to CBS News, the incident happened just before 7am Wednesday morning when a New Jersey Transit train struck a car that had gotten stuck on the tracks.

Jennifer Dodge

Reports from News 12: Hudson Valley stated that the train had apparently slipped while traveling on an adjacent road where it then got stuck on the tracks. The driver of the vehicle was able to escape from the car before it was eventually hit. At the time of the collision, the train was en route to Hoboken.

Commuters Navigate Mass Transit During Rush Hour Amid Coronavirus Threat
Getty Images

At the time, there were only 17 passengers on  board the train. Despite the scary incident, none of the 17 passengers aboard the train were injured and neither was the driver of the vehicle that was struck.

Rail Travel Suspended

After the collision occurred traveling on the line was immidiately suspended. The suspension was implemented between Campbell Hall and Otisville while investigators investigated the scene and the mess was cleaned up.

Passenger Train Crash Injures Close to 30 In Connecticut
Getty Images/Michael Graae

Due to the suspension of travel on the line, measures were taken to make sure commuters go to their intended destinations. People that were in possession of New Jersey Transit tickets were informed that their tickets would be honored and Metro-North was also in contact with buses that would be used to transport passengers to their new destinations to continue commutes.

Commuter Rail Malfunction Leaves Hundreds Stranded At NYC's Grand Central Station
Getty Images

While it had taken a number of hours to investigate and clear the scene, by Wednesday afternoon, the line was opened and operational again, though delays were expected. Now roughly twenty-four hours later, fully operational and trains are running on time.

New York Dad's Five Rules For Winter

Gallery Credit: Clay Moden

8 Hidden Easter Eggs of Eggbert's Christmas Display in Orange County, NY

Eggbert is a talking Christmas egg. His home is located at Devitt's Nursery & Supply located in New Windsor, NY.

Devitts Garden Center has been in business since the 1950's. They're known more than just their famous talking egg but for being "one of the top 100 garden centers in the country."

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay

Ridiculous Laws in New York State

Believe it or not, these are some of the dumbest, stupidest, and most ridiculous rules in all of New York State.

Gallery Credit: Dan McGuire