Man Taken To Hospital After Walking Into Side Of Moving Train In NJ

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man wearing headphones unwittingly walked into the side of a moving train in northern New Jersey, but escaped with only minor injuries.

New Jersey Transit Spokesman John Durso Jr. tells The Jersey Journal that the man, whose name was not disclosed, was alert while being treated at the scene for facial cuts. He was later taken to a hospital for further evaluation, but details on his condition were not disclosed.

The accident occurred around 8:15 p.m. Friday in Jersey City, in the area of Essex and Van Vorst streets. Durso said officials believe the man did not see the light rail train approaching and — due to his headphones — did not hear it.

No passengers on the train were injured in the accident.

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  • Jack Lord

    Put $10,000 in my pocket and put a smile on my face.

  • Robert Moses

    This is part of why ALL public transportation should be BANNED. Everybody knows that REAL Americans drive everywhere. People who ride trains and buses are America-hating traitors.

    • Daniel

      r u an actual moron? The only reason americans travel in a car everyday is because of the poor infrastructure in the country. I take the train to work everyday, its faster, i can do work, read, or nap while commuting. Its actually a lot more productive than everyone buying a car and every single person sitting in traffic on their way to work. Its called a brain, try thinking before speaking…Robert.

      • Robert Moses

        If you take the train, then you clearly hate America because REAL Americans drive everywhere.

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