Authorities say a man was killed after being struck by a NJ Transit train headed for Penn Station, adding that others were injured by "flying body parts."
The grisly collision happened just before 5 p.m. at the New Brunswick station in New Brunswick, N.J. The victim, 50, was reportedly leaning over the tracks, and the impact reportedly sent body parts flying, injuring other passengers.
A 64-year-old woman reportedly sustained several fractured ribs; a 27-year-old man was left with a minor head injury; an 83-year-old man suffered head, neck and back injuries and another person was injured, but refused medical attention.
A witness told CBS new York that she saw "trail marks" and "blood, as if somebody was dragged." CBS New York adds that Northeast Corridor service between Penn Station and Trenton was suspended, and that Amtrak service was also interrupted. It would later resume, but with delays.
NJ Transit issued a safety reminder to passengers:
NJ Transit would remind customers that for their safety, we continue to ask that they remain behind the yellow line until the train has arrived and the train doors have opened. Additionally, customers are reminded that for their safety, NJ Transit trains can operate on any track, at any time, particularly along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor line where trains often operate at high speeds.