Two Persons Hurt
In Train-Car Crash
Byram--Two persons were injured shortly before 8 p.m.
Tuesday when the car they were riding in was struck by a three-car diesel
passenger train at White Hall road Erie Lackawanna Railroad crossing
at Panther Lake.
The injured were Everett K. Swayze, 47 of 22 Polk avenue,
Dover, the driver of the car and Peggy Pearce, 23 of RD, Newton, a passenger
in the auto. Police say Swayze refused medical treatment, while the
woman passenger was treated at Newton Memorial Hospital for severe abrasions
and contusions of the left hand, wrist, arm and shoulder and abrasions
and contusions of the left knee.
She was released from the hospital after treatment.
Both of the injured persons were transported to the hospital by the
Lakeland Emergency Squad.
Trooper Peter Kusant, who investigated the crash, reported
the car was crossing the tracks when it was hit by the train. Police
identified the engineer of the train as Gerald Powers, 66 of Kennedy
Boulevard, Jersey City. There were no passengers on the train, which
was traveling south from Newton to Hoboken.