According to authorities, a man was struck by a NJ Transit train in Trenton, NJ early Sunday morning. The currently unidentified man was in critical condition after losing part of his leg in the accident.
Lisa Torbic, a spokeswoman for NJ Transit reported that the man was apparently trespassing near the Trenton Transit Center at around 12:45 a.m. when a train arriving from New York struck him. He was taken to a hospital where doctors amputated his right leg below the knee.
Steve Santoro, the executive director of NJ Transit recently informed lawmakers during a recent hearing that a review conducted by the Federal Railroad Administration revealed that train engineers failed to consistently perform required brake checks and would sometimes fail to sound the horn at grade crossings, something that is required by law.
These recent findings are cause for concern, and may indicate a greater issue that must be addressed before more people are injured. NJ Transit recently came under scrutiny after a train crash in Hoboken, NJ claimed the life of one person and injured over 100 more.
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