LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J.- New Jersey Transit reported the death of a man who was struck by a train in central New Jersey. A NJ transit train hit and killed a man Thursday evening.
According to the police, the accident took place around 11:15 o’clock Thursday evening in the vicinity of Quakerbridge Road overpass in Lawrence Township. Officials were still working Friday to identify the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
NJ Transit said that the man was struck by Northeast Corridor train 7879. The accident happened after the train departed from New York shortly before 10 p.m. and was nearing its scheduled arrival in Trenton.
There were no reports of injury among the roughly 250 passengers, who were transferred to another train to complete their journey.
Authorities temporarily closed down two of the four tracks in the area while their investigation was ongoing. The mishap caused some travel delays.
The day before the train incident in Lawrence TWP, Mount Lauren police reported of an incident. A driver for unknown reasons crashed his vehicle into a house garage in Mount Laurel, New Jersey Thursday afternoon.
It was around 2:00 in the afternoon that the accident happened. The location of the mishap was 600 block of Cascade Drive. According to the police, the driver was pulling into the driveway and unintentionally hit the gas pedal which propelled the vehicle to crash into the house garage in Mount Laurel.
The driver and another person in the vehicle were transported to the local hospital sustaining non-life threatening injuries.
Pending ongoing investigations, identities of the victims were not given out to the media.
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