Here's today's "Good News in america" story, New Jersey edition.
New Brunswick man opts out of ObamaCare.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) A man was struck and killed as he
leaned into the path of a NJ TRANSIT train at the New Brunswick station
Three others were hospitalized after they were hit by the mans flying
As CBS 2s Tracee Carrasco reported, the accident happened just before 5
p.m. Tuesday. A Penn Station-bound Northeast Corridor train hit and
killed the man, according to NJ TRANSIT.
The man was not on the tracks. Eyewitnesses said he was leaning into the
path of the train from the platform when he was struck.
The train came to a sudden stop when the man was struck. Jill Tice
walked up moments afterward.
When I got to the platform and looked down, I could see the trail
marks; blood, as if somebody was dragged. And then I saw the cell phone,
his hat, his gloves, she said.
Four others were struck by parts of the mans body when the train hit
him. One refused medical attention, while three others were taken to
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick with
They were on stretchers and one guy was just, you know, laying
straight, but his eyes were open. He had the neck brace on, Tice said.
As WCBS 880s Alex Silverman reported, it was a sickening scene by all
accounts. Eddie Williams, who was standing at nearby, said he did not
know why the man leaned off the platform.
Really hard to say because he was leaning, and he never really left his
feet, he said.
About 300 customers were on the train at the time. No one on the train
was injured, NJ TRANSIT said.
The riders were later transferred onto a different train so they could
They didnt tell us what happened, said Lola Leo of New Brunswick.
They just said an Amtrak train got delayed and stopped, and we would
have to wait and we would have to wait a few more minutes. But it was
While investigators spent much of the evening on the platform frequent
train passengers worried Tuesday night how an accident like this could
I have not seen someone stand that close to the train on the platform,
because there is a warning sign, and common sense would tell you not to
stand close to that place, Leo said.
Theres nowhere to step back from the train when you can actually feel
the train pulling you in, and they need to do something about that,
Following the accident, Northeast Corridor service was suspended between
Penn Station and Trenton. Amtrak service was also affected.
Service later resumed, but was delayed for hours afterward.
There must be a video of this - somewhere...