Flying body parts hurt four people as man is struck by NJ Transit train

NJ Transit says a man was hit by a train and four others struck by his body parts as they waited on a platform. CBSNew York screen grab

NJ Transit says a man was hit by a train and four others struck by his body parts as they waited on a platform. CBSNew York screen grab

NEW BRUNSWICK – NJ Transit police identified Frank Farriella, 50, of Middlesex Borough, New Jersey as the man struck and killed by a train in an accident Tuesday, March 25, 2014 that left four others with injuries.

Farriella was struck and killed when he leaned into the path of the oncoming train from the station platform, according to a press release from NJ Transit.

Four people waiting on the platform were hurt by flying body parts.

Flying body parts hurt 4 as man is struck by train

Three of the injured were treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital with various injuries including fractured ribs, back injuries and head pain.

No word whether Farriella’s death was an accident or suicide.

Here’s an advisory that NJ Transit issued after it happened:

“NJ Transit would remind customers that for their safety, we continue to ask that they remain behind the yellow line until the train has arrived and the train doors have opened. Additionally, customers are reminded that for their safety, NJ Transit trains can operate on any track, at any time, particularly along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor line where trains often operate at high speeds,” Smith stated.