UPDATE: Ho-Ho-Kus firefighters raced to extricate the driver of a car struck by a train at a grade crossing this morning so he could be rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center.
Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to cut out the driver, initially reported to be a 26-year-old Newark man. His injuries were deemed serious.
An emergency worker sustained a minor injury and was treated at the scene.
Four people were aboard the Waldwick-bound Bergen line #1859 train heading north when it struck the car shortly after 9 a.m., NJ Transit’s John Durso told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
Because of the holiday schedule, there were no delays in service, Durso said.
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