Car drives onto NJ Transit tracks at Edison station
EDISON — A car that went under the platform and onto the NJ Transit train tracks after the driver hit the gas instead of the brake caused delays during Wednesday morning's commute..
A picture posted to Twitter by @RajHalwa showed a red sedan partially on the inbound tracks closest to the platform at the Edison station, which was causing 30-minute delays in both directions of the Northeast Corridor.
The driver was identified by NJ Transit as Mohammed Khan, 65, of Edison. He told police he stepped on the wrong pedal which caused the car to move forward.
Khan was issued a summons for careless driving and one for interference with transportation.
NJ Transit spokesman Jim Smith said that trains approaching the station had to back up so they can access the tracks farthest from the platform. Another photo showed customers boarding a train by crossing the tracks.
Subsequent trains bypassed the Edison, New Brunswick and Metuchen stations to relieve the congestion caused by the incident.
The car was removed from the tracks by 9 a.m. with normal service resuming.
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