Driver of Car Hit by Train is Billed for Damage

June 2, 2011

Metro-North plans to bill a 40-year-old woman for the damage one of its trains suffered when it struck the woman’s car in Milford, Connecticut on Sunday.

Metro-North spokeswoman Marjorie Anders says the commuter railroad has determined that Vicki Buker-Besse of Milford did not use caution when she approached the train tracks, and that she caused the 3 p.m. accident, which occurred at a crossing on Herbert Street that has no lights or gates.

Buker-Besse and her 7-year-old daughter remain in Bridgeport Hospital in stable condition with injuries suffered in the accident. Buker-Besse has not been cited by Metropolitan Transportation Authority police, who say their investigation is continuing. Anders says Metro-North has not come up with a final figure it will seek from Buker-Besse’s insurance company.

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