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Scooter On Railroad Tracks Causes Metro-North Delays In Hastings-On-Hudson

Hastings-on-Hudson police hoist a motorized scooter off the railroad tracks on Thursday morning. Photo Credit: News12 screen grab
A close-up of the motorized scooter that sailed onto Metro-North railroad tracks with its rider on Thursday in Hastings-on-Hudson. A 44-year-old woman was taken to Westchester Medical Center with head injuries. Photo Credit: News12 screen grab
A Metro-North railroad employee. Service was interrupted Thursday when a scooter and its rider wound up on the tracks near the Hastings-on-Hudson train station. Photo Credit: Jon Craig

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HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- A 44-year-old woman driving a scooter lost control of the vehicle Thursday morning, winding up on the railroad tracks at the Metro-North train station in Hastings.

Aaron Donovan, deputy director of communications for Metro-North, said the accident occurred about 7:40 a.m., causing rush-hour delays along the Hudson Line. 

Donovan said the woman and the motorized scooter wound up on a "nearby stretch of track." 

The woman was taken to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla with non-life threatening head injuries, he said. 

Hastings police said the woman may have been driving too fast down a hill adjoining the train station, causing her to lose control of the scooter. 

"The specific location of the crash is not verified at this point. It may have been at the overpass," Donovan said. "We suspended train service for about 10 minutes in order to clear the woman and the scooter from the tracks."

Hudson Line service was operating with residual delays of 10 to 15 minutes.

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