Flying body parts injure 4 after man killed by train

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A man was struck and killed by a train Tuesday in a gruesome scene that left others on the New Brunswick Station platform injured.

Preliminary eyewitness accounts suggest that the man was struck after leaning into the path of the oncoming train while standing on the station platform.

As a result of the collision, at least four other people waiting on the platform were struck by parts of the man's body, officials said.

The incident happened at about 5 p.m. EDT and involved a New York-bound Northeast Corridor train carrying about 300 passengers, NJ Transit spokesman John Durso said.

Authorities did not identify the victim.

Three of the people on the platform were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, while a fourth refused medical attention, Durso said.

Northeast Corridor service was restored soon after the incident but was operating on a 30-minute delay for the evening commute, Durso said.

Contributing: Suzzane Russell and Mike Deak of the Home News Tribune


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