Middlesex, NJ – 2 Women Struck & Killed By Train Near Cedar Ave

Middlesex, NJ – 2 Women Struck & Killed By Train Near Cedar Ave

Middlesex, NJ (January 6, 2020) – Two women were killed when their vehicle was struck by a train in Middlesex, New Jersey. Local reports revealed that the accident happened on the New Jersey Transit’s Raritan Valley Line near Cedar Avenue at around 8:15 a.m. Both women were pronounced dead by responding paramedics.

The deceased victims have been identified as Florence Obado, 73, of New Brunswick, New Jersey and Susan Mazurek, 44, of Middlesex. At this time, authorities aren’t certain if the vehicle drove around the safety gates blocking the entrance to the railway. There were thirty passengers on-board the train at the time of the crash, but none were injured. 

Services were temporarily suspended on the railway following the crash. Local authorities are conducting an investigation into the accident. 

We would like to extend our condolences to the families of Florence Obado and Susan Mazurek at this time.

Train Accidents in New Jersey

Middlesex, NJ - 2 Women Struck & Killed By Train Near Cedar AveThe state of New Jersey is a transportation hub. Many of the state’s residents travel by train, with New Jersey having the highest use of railways for transportation in the nation. However, this also means the state has the highest rate of train-related injuries. 

Across the United States, there are nearly 5,800 crashes involving cars and trains each year. More than 600 people are killed in these crashes annually. In some cases, surviving family members can reach out to a qualified New Jersey train injury attorney to see if they are eligible for compensation.

At Brady, Brady, & Reilly, LLC, we understand that losing a loved one is never easy. We also know that no amount of compensation will ever bring back a beloved family member. Call us today at (201) 997- 0030 to see what we can do for you. 

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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.