Montclair, NJ – Cyclist Fatally Struck by NJ Transit Train Near Watchung Ave Station

Montclair, NJ – Cyclist Fatally Struck by NJ Transit Train Near Watchung Ave Station

Montclair, NJ (April 05, 2022) – A cyclist was hit and killed by a New Jersey Transit train in Montclair Township on Monday, April 4th. 

At about 9:40 p.m., the Montclair Boonton Line train 1087, traveling to Hackettstown from Hoboken, struck and fatally injured an adult male bicycle rider in the area of the Watchung Avenue station.

No injuries were sustained by the seven customers or any of the crew on board.  

Service was temporarily suspended in both directions between Upper Montclair and Walnut Street.  

New Jersey Transit Police are conducting an investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Train Accidents in New Jersey

Montclair, NJ - Cyclist Fatally Struck by NJ Transit Train Near Watchung Ave Station

Trains accidents are complex and can happen for a variety of reasons. It is for this reason that victims will need a reliable personal injury attorney to sort out the specific cause of their accident. Some of the more frequent causes of train accidents include:

  • Operator negligence
  • Speed
  • Sudden braking 
  • Derailment
  • Failure to maintain train tracks and trains
  • Collisions

Although uncommon, when train accidents do occur, they usually have catastrophic outcomes. The attorneys at Metro Law have spent the past four decades successfully representing the families of victims who were critically injured or killed in a New Jersey Transit or Amtrack accident. 

If you or a loved one was hurt in a train accident, you could be entitled to monetary compensation for the financial, emotional, and physical damages you sustained. 

Our experienced train accident attorneys in New Jersey are ready to guide you throughout the claims process and help you understand your legal options.   

Montclair Wrongful Death Lawyers

Our Montclair wrongful death attorneys at Metro Law are available 24-hours a day to help bereaved families by answering questions they may have about legal options available to them after enduring the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. 

Metro Law’s train accident attorneys in Montclair work diligently to ensure those harmed by the negligent actions of others hold wrongdoers accountable. Our team is dedicated to helping grieving families collect the maximum amount of compensation available for funeral services, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. 

We strive to ensure their legal rights are protected after being harmed in preventable collisions throughout the state. Our team works diligently to help victims hold those at fault accountable and collect the maximum amount of compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and various other damages resulting from their accidents. 

If your loved one lost their life in an accident, due to another driver’s actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in New York 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.