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Pedestrian Struck by Freight Train in Paterson


By: Richard L. Smith

Authorities are investigating the cause of a train strike that injured a pedestrian in Paterson late Tuesday night. 

Police and EMS were dispatched to the area of Lafayette and East 16th streets to investigate reports of a person hit by a freight train around 10 p.m. 

Upon arrival, responders found an unidentified person suffering non-fatal injuries after being struck by a CSX train.

Train strike

Officials say the victim was conscious and alert but had a broken femur. 

CXS Police were called to the scene to lead the active and ongoing investigation. 

No other injuries were rpeorted.