Volkswagen vs. Dinky

Town Topics
13 April 1983


No…It Was A Standoff. A 1978 Volkswagen driven by a Princeton University student collided with the “Dinky” shuttle train Saturday night, bringing minor injuries to the driver and his passenger.

The Volkswagen was demolished but the Dinky was also knocked out of commission by an electric failure and had to be towed away by N.J. Department of Transportation workers

Township police charged the driver Richard S. Rush 3d, 21, of 51 Little Hall, with drunken driving and with driving around a flashing railway gate. He was treated at Princeton Medical Center for lacerations of the face. His passenger, 20-year old John C. Stauffer of the same Little Hall address, was treated at the Medical Center for head cuts.

The incident occurred around 7 p.m. when Rush drove around the flashing crossarm at Faculty Road and struck the Dinky on the side some 20 feet from the front of the engine which was traveling to Princeton from Princeton Junction. Ptl.; Robert Nielsen investigated, after police were called at 7:12.

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