Girl struck by Light Rail
3:45pm Update from Bloomberg:
“Aug. 6 (Bloomberg) — A train on New Jersey Transit’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line struck a 6-year-old girl as it was pulling into Hoboken’s 9th Street-Congress Street station today, sending her to the hospital with head injuries, a spokesman said.
The girl was struck by the northbound train as she entered a walkway from one platform to the other at about 10:45 a.m. local time, New Jersey Transit spokesman Dan Stessel said in a telephone interview.
The train was pulling into the station and slowing down when the girl was struck, Stessel said. The walkway was equipped with warning lights and bells that were working when she tried to cross the tracks, he said.
She was taken by ambulance to Jersey City Medical Center, where she was being treated this afternoon and was “responsive,” Stessel said. A hospital spokeswoman said she
couldn’t provide any information on the child, whose name wasn’t immediately available.
There was a southbound train stopped at the station when the girl was struck, and there were several witnesses to the accident, including the operators of both trains, Stessel said.
One adult was with the victim at the time of the incident, he said, although he didn’t know their relationship.”
From the Journal:
Report: 8-year-old girl struck by light rail
An 8-year-old girl was struck by a Hudson-Bergen Light Rail train at 10:45 this morning at the Ninth Street station in Hoboken, according to an NJ Transit spokeswoman.
After being struck by the train, the girl ended up between the platform and the train, the spokeswoman said.
NJ Transit Police and North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue responded to the accident and the girl was taken to Jersey City Medical Center at 10:58 a.m., she said.
Disruption to service was “minimal”, she said.
No further details were immediately available.