Garfield, NJ – Man Fatally Struck by Train near Plauderville Station

Garfield, NJ – Man Fatally Struck by Train near Plauderville Station

Garfield, NJ (February 14, 2020) – On Tuesday, February 11th, in Garfield, a man was fatally struck by a New Jersey Transit train. The accident occurred near the Plauderville Station at around 3:30 p.m.

Authorities arrived at the scene to render aid to the injured party but when they arrived they pronounced Edward Faherty, 71, of Saddle Brook, New Jersey dead.

Faherty was struck by the Bergen County line train, which was reported to be en route from Port Jervis to Hoboken. Rail services were suspended following the accident.

Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Edward Faherty at this time.

New Jersey Deadly Train Crashes

Garfield, NJ - Man Fatally Struck by Train near Plauderville StationAcross the country, there is an abundance of passenger trains. Millions of people depend on trains for their daily commute. Far too often, there are serious train accidents caused by the negligence of the railway company. 

Since 1997, more than 7,200 pedestrians have been killed by trains in the United States. On average, 500 people are killed after being struck by a train each year. In some cases, surviving family members can contact a New Jersey wrongful death lawyer to pursue legal action. 

At Brady, Brady, & Reilly, LLC, we understand that no amount of financial compensation will ever bring back a loved one. We want to make sure that you and your family are protected after a devastating accident. Contact us today at (201) 997- 0030 to see how we can help. 

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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.