JERSEY CITY — A Newark man was killed by an oncoming train early Saturday morning in one of two incidents involving New Jersey Transit trains early Sunday morning.

New Jersey Transit spokesperson Penelope Bassett said the first incident happened with a North Jersey Coast train that left New York Penn Station at 1:01 a.m. Bassett said the accident happend at around 1:30 just east of the Secaucus train station.

The 35-year-old Newark resident was taken to Jersey City Medical Center where he died of his injuries. Bassett said after the accident New Jersey Transit Police responded to investigate the incident. Passengers were allowed to continue on their trip after the investigation was concluded.

Later Saturday morning an accident involving the Hudson Bergen Light Rail occurred in Jersey City. Bassett said the accident happened around 9:15 when a driver struck the light rail vehicle at second St. At the time of the accident there were 10 people on the train. One passenger reported suffering a neck injury as a result of the accident. Passengers were transferred to another light rail vehicle while the original was taken to the yard for repairs, Bassett said.

Both investigations are under investigation by the New Jersey Transit Police Department.

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