Hudson, NJ – Two Injured When Elevator Breaks Down at Bergenline Ave Light Rail StationNY/NJ Legal News
Hudson, NJ (March 18, 2022) – Two people sustained injuries when an elevator broke down, trapping them 75 feet below ground at the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail’s Bergenline Avenue station on Thursday, March 17th.
Five people, two of whom were New Jersey Transit police officers, were stuck in the broken elevator for more than two hours.
Members of NJ Transit police and the North Hudson Fire and Rescue responded to the 49th Street station on the Union City-West New York border at about 5:40 p.m.
When an elevator technician was not able to make the necessary repairs, local law enforcement, EMS, and NJ Transit police conducted a rescue operation to free the imprisoned officers and customers, including two with non-critical injuries.
A source with knowledge of the incident said that at 8:45 p.m. the victims were lowered onto a platform and a rescue train intended solely for them and first responders transported them to the Weehawken light rail station where they were met by Union City and Weehawken EMS for additional care and transportation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Premises Liability Claims in New Jersey
Those who own private property or businesses in New Jersey are required to take reasonable precautions to make sure that guests on their premises are safe from death or injury resulting from hazardous conditions.
Property owners can be held accountable for compensating injured victims if their property is deemed unsafe by design or due to a temporary hazard that was not protected, corrected, or removed from public access.
If you are injured due to negligence while you are a guest on another person’s property, you could have grounds for a premises liability suit.
Hudson Premises Liability Lawyers
In many cases, people suffer from devastating accidents due to the reckless actions of product manufacturers, property owners, building managers, contractors, and landlords. When victims are hurt in accidents, due to the negligent acts of another person, they may be eligible to file a legal claim against the at-fault party.
These claims enable injured parties to collect compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. In some cases, injured parties can reach out to a residential premises liability attorney in Hudson to get the justice they deserve.
Our Hudson personal injury attorneys at Metro Law have over four decades of experience helping thousands of victims get the justice and compensation they deserve for their injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one.
Our attorneys work diligently to ensure victims have their legal rights protected so they can move on after an accident. Contact our premises liability lawyers in New Jersey at (800) 460-6476 to see how we can help 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.