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Yonkers Couple Survives Crash With Train

Bassam Sayegh and his wife Randa
Bassam Sayegh and his wife Randa Photo Credit: News 12 screengrab

YONKERS, N.Y. -- A Yonkers couple survived a crash with a train on Sunday on their way from New Jersey, according to News 12 Westchester.

While driving home after visiting their daughter in Bergen County, Bassam Sayegh and his wife Randa said the first gate never came down when they drove through a crossing in Elmwood Park, N.J., and their car was hit by a New Jersey Transit train bound for Rockland, according to the report.

Bassam Sayegh was thrown 30 feet, knocked unconscious and suffered a leg injury that required 60 stitches, according to the report.

"The engineer observed the vehicle going around the safety gates onto the tracks as he approached this grade crossing and immediately applied the emergency brakes before striking the vehicle," the New Jersey Transit said in a statement.

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