Man struck and killed by train in New Jersey
Accidents can occur at any time and anywhere. Although New Jersey residents seek to be prepared, sometimes accidents just happen and cannot be avoided. In major cities, different forms of transportation exist and incidents can happen on these various types of vehicles. When an accident involves a mass transit vehicle, it often results in serious injuries to a number of people.
New Jersey Transit is investigating a fatal accident that involved a train in north New Jersey. According to preliminary reports, a man was struck by a train around 1:40 pm near the border of Elmwood Park and Fair Lawn just east of the Broadway station.
It is not clear how the accident occurred or what the man was doing at the time of the accident. However, it was reported that no passengers were aboard the train at the time of the collision. Details surrounding the incident have not been reported at this time, but the accident remains under investigation.
In instances like this, it needs to be determined if any negligence caused the accident. If the train operator was at fault, a person injured or killed due to their negligence could file a personal injury or wrongful death action against the operator and the train company.
In this case, the family members of the deceased could file a wrongful death claim. Expenses that resulted from the accident could be covered such as medical bills, funeral costs, lost wages and other damages.
Understanding the cause of an accident is not only important for the investigation process but it is also crucial for the coping process for the loved ones of the deceased. Those affected by a fatal accident should seek to understand their situation and potential options for getting compensation to cover any expenses associated with the incident.