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Man Struck, Injured by Train in Red Bank

Man taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment of a broken leg.

A Woodbridge man was taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment of a broken leg this morning after being struck by New Jersey Transit train 7208.

The incident took place around 6:16 a.m. at the Red Bank Train Station on Monmouth Street, Red Bank police confirmed. 

NJ Transit spokesman John Durso, Jr. said a preliminary investigation showed the man may have slipped on the platform, with his leg coming in contact with the train.

Twenty passengers were on board the train, and were placed onto another northbound train without incident.

Patch will update this story as more details become available.

NJarhead February 11, 2013 at 01:40 PM
Well, in this case, if he slipped on an icy platform, someone is going to have a law suit on thier hands. I'm not sure whether to call this guy lucky or unlucky but I'm leaning towards lucky.
Patrick JAmes February 11, 2013 at 02:29 PM
Yes. It's calld killing yourself. very easy to do. The last time I checked a train does not leave the tracks to hit someone. Someone always ends up in front of it.
Debbie February 11, 2013 at 02:39 PM
With the closing of mental health institutions, lack of insurance or coverage for mental health, stigma of depression and other mental health illnesses, is it any wonder? Economic issues and those still affected by Sandy's destruction may also be contributing factors. Just pray for those who have chosen this way to solve their problems and pray for their families.
christine February 11, 2013 at 04:37 PM
@Wesdxcvvv I don't know what you are insinuating but I did not say one word about the mentally ill,I just stated a fact that there is a overrun of train related deaths..So before you start informing me as to what I am talking about,maybe you should read my comment again.
David Rosato February 11, 2013 at 10:04 PM
There are not enough resources to help mentally ill people. It seems to me there are two major problems. One, places that work with hospitals have waiting lists so a potential patient has to wait a week or more to see someone. Secondly, other facilities such as private offices are available sooner but you have to pay probably at least 200 dollars to talk to someone. This is an issue that needs to be addressed and is overlooked.

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