Pa.-bound Amtrak Train Kills Pedestrian In NJ

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Police say an Amtrak train traveling from New York to Harrisburg, Pa., fatally struck a pedestrian in central New Jersey.

South Brunswick police Sgt. James Ryan says investigators have not yet released the name of the victim who was hit Friday evening.

Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham says the Keystone train left New York’s Penn Station around 6:30 p.m. and struck the pedestrian about 45 minutes later.

Graham says trains were delayed about 20 to 30 minutes before the tracks reopened.

She says there were no injuries to the train’s crew or more than 250 passengers.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Harlem Going HAM

    “no injuries” what’s wrong with y’all ? Someone lost their life

  • Kevin W

    Another reason why people are stupid enough to go on the tracks and not look both ways. These tresspassers and/or distracted pedestrians need to learn they’ll never ever live if they get striked in full by a train. These articles make the train look bad, not the person when the person should be the suspect and the train a victim.

  • johnb

    i was there when it happened but i think it might have been a sucide cause someone could have jumped off the brige right above where the train was stopped

  • johnny

    The headline should read ” Gobbler wanders onto tracks, get killed by train”.

  • youth_in_asia

    its land shark….not sand shark. people die everyday. maybe the person wanted to check out

  • Mark Thompson

    These evil trains . . . I’m reminded of the old SNL skits of the “Sand Shark!” Seriously, the headline makes it sound like the train had no business on the tracks where a pedestrian would be roaming around. (????)

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