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Train Strikes Person in New Brunswick

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — An Amtrak train struck an individual in New Brunswick the other night, according to a spokesperson for the railroad company.

So far, Amtrak has not released the name or condition of the person.

The incident occurred at 12:18 a.m., Wednesday, June 21 as Keystone train 639 traveled from New York to Harrisburg, Mike Tolbert, an Amtrak spokesperson, told TAPinto New Brunswick. The train “made contact with a trespasser on the tracks,” he said.

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Emergency responders then brought that individual to a local hospital. Tolbert didn’t specify which medical facility, but a Breaking News Network alert claimed the person was in cardiac arrest when taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Those details have yet to be verified.

A hospital spokesperson said he couldn’t confirm the individual’s status without a name.

A New Brunswick police spokesperson said the local department wasn’t involved in the investigation. He referred questions to Amtrak.

Fifty-two passengers were on the train at the time of the incident, Tolbert said. He said none of them were hurt.

Investigators inspected the scene and then released the train to continue toward its destination after 2 a.m., he said.

TAPinto New Brunswick will update this story as more information becomes available.

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