NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The person who was struck by an Amtrak train in New Brunswick on Wednesday is still alive, according to a spokesperson for the railroad company.
The spokesperson, Mike Tolbert, declined to release the person’s name. But he said she is a 48-year-old woman who “remains in the hospital.”
Amtrak didn’t provide an update on her condition.
Amtrak police continue to investigate the incident, Tolbert said. New Brunswick police aren’t involved, according to a department spokesperson.
The incident occurred at 12:18 a.m. June 21 when Keystone train 639 was traveling from New York to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Tolbert told TAPinto New Brunswick. Somewhere in New Brunswick, the train “made contact with a trespasser on the tracks,” he said at the time.
Emergency responders then brought the woman to a nearby hospital. The railroad hasn’t specified which hospital took her in, but an unverified alert claimed she was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
A hospital spokesperson couldn’t confirm the woman’s status earlier this week without a name.
The train was carrying 52 passengers at the time of the collision. No one on the train was hurt, Tolbert said.
The train continued on its way shortly after 2 a.m. that day, he said.