- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal officials are scrutinizing a freight railroad’s safety and management practices after a collision between a train and a tractor-trailer in New York City.

The Federal Railroad Administration said Tuesday it’s conducting a safety review of the New York & Atlantic Railway, as well as investigating the July 8 crash.

The railroad says in a statement that it is cooperating with the FRA and looks forward to demonstrating its track record and ongoing commitment to safety.

The train was hauling trash when it hit the tractor-trailer in the Maspeth section of Queens. The truck caught fire and was dragged 100 to 200 feet down the tracks.

The truck driver jumped out before his vehicle caught fire. He was treated for minor injuries. The train conductor and engineer refused medical attention.


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