STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Service has been suspended on Metro-North commuter rail’s New Canaan branch after a train struck a car in Springdale, injuring the driver.

Metro-North reported the accident at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday.

The Advocate of Stamford reports  that the driver, a woman, was moving and talking with Stamford paramedics after she was taken from the mangled car for transport to a hospital.

There were no injuries reported to the 13 train passengers and three crew members. The train had left Stamford just before noon and was due in New Canaan at 12:15.

Buses were being used on the branch line route.

The Advocate reports the crash occurred at the Riverbend Drive South crossing where there are no gates, and it wasn’t immediately clear if warning lights were operating.
Information from: The Advocate,

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