Berkeley Heights, NJ – One Dead, One Injured After Being Struck by NJ Transit Train Near Valley Ave Bridge

Berkeley Heights, NJ – One Dead, One Injured After Being Struck by NJ Transit Train Near Valley Ave Bridge

Berkeley Heights, NJ (June 03, 2022) – A man was killed and a woman injured when they were hit by a New Jersey Transit train on Thursday, June 2nd in Union County.

Police said they were struck by Gladstone Branch Train No. 419, departing from Hoboken to Gladstone, at about 1:40 p.m. in Berkeley Heights in the area of the Valley Avenue Bridge.

The severity of the woman’s injuries is unknown. Neither one of the victim’s identities has been released.  

None of the 10 passengers on board the train at the time of the incident were injured. 

Service to the Gladstone Branch was suspended near the Berkeley Heights Station as New Jersey Transit Police headed up an investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.

Train Accidents in New Jersey

Berkeley Heights, NJ - One Dead, One Injured After Being Struck by NJ Transit Train Near Valley Ave Bridge

Accidents involving trains are often critical and can take place for many reasons. This is why we urge victims to hire a reputable personal injury lawyer to determine the exact cause of the accident. Some of the most common causes of train-involved accidents are:

  • Operator/Engineer negligence
  • Excessive speed
  • Unexpected braking 
  • Full or partial derailment
  • Failure to properly maintain trains and railroad tracks
  • Collisions with other vehicles or objects

Although certainly not the most common of accidents, when they do happen, train accidents typically have catastrophic outcomes. The lawyers at the offices of Metro Law have worked hard for the last four decades to successfully represent the families of those who were fatally or critically injured in an Amtrack or New Jersey Transit accident. 

If you or someone you love was injured in a train accident, you may be eligible to collect compensation for the physical, emotional, and monetary losses you sustained. 

Our practiced train accident lawyers in New Jersey are prepared to walk you through the claims process and make sure you know your rights and options.   

If your or a family member was injured or killed in a train accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to explore legal action available for you.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.