Ridge Edge, NJ – UPDATE: Sheng Chen Killed near New Bridge Landing
River Edge, NJ (April 16, 2020) – A 53-year-old man from Milford, New Jersey was killed after being struck by a New Jersey Transit commuter train in River Edge, New Jersey. According to officials, Sheng Chen’s vehicle got stuck on the tracks near the New Bridge Landing Station. The vehicle was then hit by the Pascack Valley Line train at 4:40 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14th.
Chen was pronounced dead at the scene by responding the police officers. None of the 10 passengers on board the train were injured in the collision. No further details on the accident are known at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being handled by local authorities.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Sheng Chen at this time.
Train Accidents in New Jersey
Trains have the potential to cause devastating injuries in the event of a crash. When a passenger vehicle is struck, occupants risk suffering severe injuries. A 150-car train traveling at 50 miles per hour needs an entire mile to come to a full stop.
There are more than 5,800 reported collisions involving trains and cars each year. These accidents result in nearly 600 deaths annually. In some cases, surviving family members can contact a qualified New Jersey personal injury lawyer to discuss possible compensation.
The legal team at Brady, Brady, & Reilly, LLC is here to help you obtain fair compensation after your accident. We will fight to make sure that the person responsible is brought to justice. Contact us today at (201) 997- 0030 to see how we can help.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts is 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.