Scotch Plains, NJ – Deadly Pedestrian-Train Crash on Goodmans Crossing
Scotch Plains, NJ (June 15, 2020) – A pedestrian was fatally struck by a train in Scotch Plains on Friday night, June 12th. The incident occurred at around 11:45 p.m. near Goodmans Crossing. An unidentified individual entered the tracks and was struck by a train.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. At this time, the identity of the deceased party has not been revealed. No further updates are currently available.
The Norfolk Southern Railroad Police is currently investigating the cause of the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Train-Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Since 1997, an estimated 7,200 pedestrians have been killed in collisions involving trains in the United States. More than 6,400 pedestrians have suffered serious injuries in these accidents. On average, 500 pedestrians lose their lives each year in train accidents.
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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.