Morristown, NJ – Woman Hit By Morris & Essex Train Line

Morristown, NJ (May 5, 2024) – On Saturday, May 4, a woman was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in the Morristown area. The deadly crash involved a Morris & Essex train line late that evening around 7:25 p.m. Emergency crews were quickly dispatched to provide the necessary aid at the scene.

The injured party was treated at the scene before being rushed to a local hospital for additional support. The 6936 train was reportedly en route to Penn Station in New York from Dover, DE. No updates on the condition of the injured party have been provided at this time. The area was temporarily closed while emergency crews were present, and the train was cancelled as a result of the crash. No further information on the incident is currently available. Local law enforcement officials are handling the ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.


Pedestrian-Train Crashes in New Jersey

Traveling as a pedestrian can be dangerous. You are often sharing the road with large vehicles, and there is always a risk of being seriously injured in the event of an accident. Since 1997, trains have killed almost 7,200 pedestrians, and there have been 6,400 more resulting injuries. Approximately 500 pedestrians are killed annually by trains on average. In the United States in 2023, there were 673 trespass-related injuries and 736 trespass-related fatalities. Over 95 percent of railroad fatalities are the result of pedestrian trespassing on tracks and incidents involving highway-rail grade crossings. In the United States in 2023, there were 248 crossing-related deaths and 752 crossing-related injuries. If someone close to you is hurt in a crash, you may be able to pursue a claim for compensation with the help of a trained lawyer.

Pursuing a full recovery on your own can be extremely difficult. It is always in your best interests to work closely with an experienced Morristown personal injury lawyer. The trained legal team at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq is prepared to fight for the full value of your case. Contact our offices today at (800) 923-3456 to get started on your case.

Notes: Our accident news pieces utilize secondary sources like police and fire accident reports, news articles, and eyewitness testimonies. We have not independently verified this information at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq. If you find inaccuracies, please contact us for correction. To request post-removal, please inform us, and we will promptly comply.

Disclaimer: This content is not a business solicitation, and none of the information provided should be construed as legal or medical advice. Additionally, the featured image in this post is not from the actual accident scene.

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