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3 killed in 2 train mishaps in New Jersey

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3 killed in 2 train mishaps in New Jersey

September 17, 2007

 

RED BANK, NJ - NJ Transit's North Jersey Coast Line service is running as much as 30 minutes late this morning after a train hit and killed someone in Red Bank at the Navesink Bridge.

 

Transit officials said they did not yet have details about the incident, which happened at about 7 a.m., just as the morning rush hour was kicking into gear. NJ Transit spokeswoman Courtney Carroll said the person had been trespassing on the tracks when hit by the train.

 

As of 8 a.m., no trains had been canceled.

 

RUTHERFORD, N.J. — NJ Transit police this morning were also trying to determine what caused a passenger train to slam into a car at the Park Avenue crossing in Rutherford about midnight, killing the two occupants of the vehicle.

 

The identities of the victims were not immediately available. No other injuries were reported.

 

Carroll said the cause of the crash was not immediately known, but TV news channels reporting at the scene said the car was trying to beat the train at the crossing.

 

Carrolll said the train was traveling without passengers from Suffern, N.Y., to Hoboken on the Bergen County Line when it struck the car on the tracks.

 

"All indications are that the gates and flashing lights were working as intended," Carroll said. "It is not clear why the vehicle was on the track."

 

The victims died at the scene.

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So sad for NJT and the familys, but they had it coming to them for racin the train in the secnd case, though it is sad. I have been informed by a friend who works for NJT that nio damage ahs been done to the trains though, and that is a good thing.

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Um, ow. Never walk on live tracks, unless you know for certain when and where any trains might be. Unfortunate, trains are a thing of both love and death...

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When you play around with trains in the wrong way stuff like that happens. Trains can be a wonderful but very dangerous hobby. These people who get killed by these trains are not even hobbyists, they are just playing a bad game they should not be playing.

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When you play around with trains in the wrong way stuff like that happens. Trains can be a wonderful but very dangerous hobby. These people who get killed by these trains are not even hobbyists, they are just playing a bad game they should not be playing.

Well, I wouldn't have mentioned the hobby of being into trains, even though you have a few railfans who are crazy.

 

But this usually happens because people are in a rush and are too impatient for the train to cross, so they speed up to try to beat the train to the crossing and cross the tracks. People just have to realize that the train will always win in the end.

 

Which is why you usually many of the headlines with a train and a car at a crossing, or anything train vs people, "Train 1, car 0."

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Well, I wouldn't have mentioned the hobby of being into trains, even though you have a few railfans who are crazy.

 

But this usually happens because people are in a rush and are too impatient for the train to cross, so they speed up to try to beat the train to the crossing and cross the tracks. People just have to realize that the train will always win in the end.

 

Which is why you usually many of the headlines with a train and a car at a crossing, or anything train vs people, "Train 1, car 0."

 

Amen, right on!

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