Teen falls 30 feet after being electrocuted on Metuchen rail trestle
METUCHEN — An Edison teen was hospitalized after being electrocuted by high voltage wires on Tuesday afternoon.
Metuchen Police said the boy was climbing a steel railroad trestle behind St. Joseph High School in Metuchen, came in contact with the power lines, and fell 30 feet to the Conrail tracks below. He was treated by paramedics and taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.
The Diocese of Metuchen said the teen is not a student or affiliated with St. Joseph. He was in critical but stable condition, according to Metuchen police. .
The track is located in a corner at the rear of the school property, in a wooded area. A walking path goes along the tracks under the trestle.
Metuchen Police asked anyone with information about the incident to call them at 732-632-8561.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.