Middlesex, NJ – Woman Killed in Train Accident at South Avenue CrossingNew Jersey Legal News
Middlesex, NJ (August 18, 2019) – Police confirmed that a 38-year-old woman from Dunellen was killed in a fatal train accident that took place at the South Avenue crossing in Middlesex.
The accident took place around 8:24 p.m. on Friday, August 16th, when police received a telephone call reporting that a pedestrian was struck by a train around the crossing.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found that the woman had been struck and suffered severe trauma due to the collision. She was tragically pronounced deceased at the scene.
Police said that she was struck while walking and had not been in a vehicle.
The roadway was closed down for eight hours while an initial investigation took place, which continues at this time.
Our sincere condolences are warmly extended to the family and friends of the woman whose life was taken in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
There are many risks to pedestrians due to the fact that these parties are some of the most vulnerable on our roads and have few protections from harm. In the event of a train accident, a pedestrian has much larger risks due to the force of these accidents and the sheer size of trains alone. In just one recent year, 500 lives were taken in these accidents, which means that more measures need to be taken to prevent pedestrian crashes. If you have lost someone you love, it might be time to speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney about your options.
Our attorneys at Brady, Brady & Reilly understand that there is nothing that compares to losing a loved one in an accident as you and your family attempt to get back on your feet during this life-changing time. You might have many questions as you navigate the legal system and attempt to move forward while you grieve at this time. Please contact us for the help you deserve at (201) 997-0030.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Naples and broader Florida community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.