A man lost part of his leg on Sunday and was in critical condition after he was struck by a New Jersey Transit train in Trenton, authorities said.
The man, who has not been identified, was trespassing on Sunday morning about 12:45 when he was struck by a train arriving from New York near the Trenton Transit Center, according to NJ Transit spokeswoman Lisa Torbic.
The man was taken to a hospital where his right leg below the knee was amputated, she said.
It wasn’t clear what led to the accident or why the man was on the tracks. Torbic said no one on the train was hurt.
The accident comes as NJ Transit is under scrutiny after a September fatal train crash in Hoboken that killed a woman and injured more than 100 others.
NJ Transit executive director Steve Santoro told lawmakers at a recent hearing that a Federal Railroad Administration review found train engineers sometimes failed to blow horns at grade crossings, as required by law, and didn’t always perform required brake checks.
Santoro also said the findings are unacceptable. He said NJ Transit has implemented stricter rules for employee conduct and longer suspensions for safety violations, but he conceded more needs to be done.