New Hyde Park, New York: Taxi driver loses control, vehicle catches fire

9 Dec

A taxi caught fire after the driver apparently lost control in heavy rain at the New Hyde Park Road level crossing adjacent to the New Hyde Park station of the Long Island Railroad. The taxi ended-up in contact with the energised traction current third rail. The resultant switching-off of the traction current generated significant train delays while upwards of 30 New Hyde park firefighters’ tackled the vehicle conflagration. The incident occurred at about 21.10 on December 6th, 2013.

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