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Pedestrian Killed by NJ Transit Light Rail Train in Jersey City

By rlsmetro on
Jersey City

Offcials at NJ Transit are looking into the cause of the pedestrian train strike that caused fatal injuries in Jersey City Monday morning. 

According to NJ Transit officials, at approximately 12:02 a.m., police were called to the Danforth Avenue Light Rail Station to investigate an injured person's report. 

Upon arrival, police found that a Hudson Bergen Light Rail train struck and fatally injured a trespasser just west of Danforth Avenue in Jersey City.  

NJ Transit officials said the victim was extricated then pronounced dead at the scene. 

There were no injuries to the approximate two passengers and crew on the train.

Light Rail train service was suspended between  Danforth Avenue and Richard Street, in both directions, until 3:10 a.m.

NJ Transit officials said the age and gender of the pedestrian are unknown at this time.

NJ Transit Police will lead the investigation.