A 27-year-old Lynn woman and her passenger narrowly escaped an oncoming Commuter Rail train shortly before midnight on April 22.
Superintendent Richard Sullivan of the MBTA Transit Police said the incident occurred at 11:55 p.m. when the vehicle became stuck on the train tracks located behind Encore Boston Harbor. Sullivan said the woman, whose identity has not been released, told MBTA Transit officers that she was following directions on her GPS device when her vehicle became stuck on the tracks. Realizing their perilous situation, the driver and her passenger rushed to safety shortly before the train slammed into the vehicle. Although the exact speed is not known, Commuter Rail trains are capable of reaching speeds of up to 80 miles per hour. The train was not carrying any passengers at the time of the collision.
Sullivan said the vehicle sustained major damage and had to be towed from the scene. The train received minor damage and was temporarily taken out of service for repairs.
Additional information was not available as the incident remains under investigation.