It could have been a "horrific tragedy" in the Hudson Valley when a train crashed into a tractor-trailer that was stuck on the tracks.

On Thursday around 10 a.m., the Town of Haverstraw Police Department reported an accident involving a train and a tractor-trailer.

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"The Town of Haverstraw Police Department is on (the) scene of a train vs motor vehicle collision near the intersection of Route 9W and New Main Street. The railroad crossing will be closed until further notice. Use (an) alternate route," the Town of Haverstraw Police Department stated.

Video and photos from the scene, seen below, show the horrific impact as the train barrels full speed into a tractor-trailer.

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Rockland County Legislature Chairman Jay Hood Jr. is relieved this wasn't "a horrific tragedy."

"This could have been a horrific tragedy, but smart thinking and quick action, including blocking other cars and pedestrians from entering the area, prevented that outcome," Rockland County Legislature Chairman Jay Hood Jr. told ABC. "I'm sure the driver of the truck and the driver of the train are shook up and I hope they'll both be okay. Thank you to everyone who went to the scene in case there were other victims. It's no surprise to me, and I'm sure many others, that the community really pulled together because that is what Haverstraw is all about."

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