Second pedestrian of weekend struck, killed by NJ Transit train
A man was struck on the NJ Transit rails in Paterson — the second fatal hit on the rails in New Jersey over the Easter weekend.
NJ Transit spokesman Jim Smith said the man, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, was struck east of the 5th Avenue grade crossing in Paterson around 9:50 p.m. by a train headed from Hoboken to Suffern, New York. None of the 58 passengers and crew on board were injured. Smith did not say why the man was on the tracks.
Main Line service was suspended in both directions between Paterson and Clifton for about 2 hours.
An NJ Transit train heading toward Trenton carrying 500 passengers and crew struck and killed a person Saturday night near Princeton Junction. Amtrak, which owns and maintains the rails, investigated the incident and has not yet disclosed the identity of the victim.