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article imageMan slips off platform, hit by transit train in Red Bank, NJ

By JohnThomas Didymus     Feb 11, 2013 in Travel
Red Bank - A New Jersey Transit spokesman says a man suffered a broken leg after he slipped on a train station platform onto a railroad track and was struck by a northbound train.
Middletown Patch reports Red Bank police said the Woodbridge man was hit at the Red Bank Train Station on Monmouth Street.
According to Asbury Park Press, the man suffered a fractured leg after he slipped on the railroad tracks and was struck by a northbound train.
The Associated Press reports the incident occurred around 6:15 am. Sunday.
NJ Transit spokesman John Durso, Jr., said a preliminary investigation showed that the man appears to have slipped on to the tracks and was hit by North Jersey Coast train No. 7208.
D'Urso said: “It appears he slipped off the platform and came in contact with the train,” Asbury Park Press reports.
Transit authorities say no passengers on the north bound train were injured in the accident. The passengers were transferred to another train for the rest of the journey.
According to Middletown Patch, twenty passengers were on board the train
Police have not released the name of the man in the accident. D’Urso said the man is receiving treatment at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.
Authorities say they are investigating the incident.
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