Sheriff: Truck drives into NJ Transit Train bridge on Jersey City-Hoboken border

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A flatbed truck crashed into the NJ Transit Train bridge near the Jersey City-Hoboken border, causing the driver to sustain non-life threatening injuries, according to Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari. 

Sheriff's Office

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Today at approximately 12:15 pm my officers responded to a report of a Chevrolet flatbed truck, with a billboard sign affixed to the back, which had struck the N.J. Transit Train bridge,” Schillari said in a statement issued late last night.

The bridge goes over Marin Boulevard, between 18th Street & Observer Highway, on the Jersey City – Hoboken Border.

The driver, a 32-year-old man from North Las Vegas, Nevada suffered a head injury and pains to his chest and was subsequently transported by Jersey City EMS to the Jersey City Medical Center in stable condition, police said.

The injuries are considered non-life threatening and the truck was stuck under the bridge for approximately an hour and thirty minutes before it was towed away, authorities said.

Additionally, engineering officials from NJ Transit inspected the bridge to make sure there was no structural damage and no summonses were issued to the driver.