• Mother, children uninjured after GPS lands minivan in path of MBTA train


    BELMONT, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A mother and her two children escaped a potentially deadly situation after their car, which became stuck on railroad tracks in Belmont, was struck by a passing MBTA train, Transit Police said.

    According to Transit Police, at about 9 p.m. Tuesday officers responded to the Brighton Street railroad crossing in Belmont after a car, which had become stuck on the tracks, was struck by an MBTA train.

    Upon arrival, officers found the minivan on the tracks with substantial damage.

    The driver of the car, a Belmont resident, told Transit Police she was driving southbound on Brighton Street using a GPS when the device told her to take a right hand turn just prior to Hittenger Street.

    However, when she took the turn, her car became struck on the tracks. She allegedly attempted multiple times to drive off the tracks, but was unsuccessful. So, the mother and her two young children exited the car and moved to a safe area some distance away from the tracks.

    Shortly thereafter, a MBTA Fitchburg bound train hit the car.

    The driver and her two children were uninjured, and the driver was not cited, Transit Police said.

    The MBTA train had approximately 70 passengers on board, and buses were dispatched to pick them up and continue along the route.

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