BREAKING JERSEY CITY NJ: Woman Fatally Struck by NJ Transit Light Rail Train in Jersey City
NJ Transit Police are investigating a fatal train strike that occurred in Jersey City this evening.
According to a brief statement released by NJ Transit officials, at approximately 4:37 p.m., the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail train -that was heading northbound towards Tonnelle Avenue- struck an adult female trespasser at Exchange Place.
Officials say the impact of the collision pinned the woman under the train.
Emergency responders were able to extricate the unidentified woman, but medical personnel pronounced her dead a short time later.
NJ Transit officials said the train was carrying between 40-50 passengers in which no one suffered injuries onboard the train.
There are delays from Liberty State Park to Newport Mall as police conduct an active and ongoing investigation.