New Brunswick, NJ – Eric Zankel Dies After Being Struck by Train Near New Brunswick StationNY/NJ Legal News
New Brunswick, NJ (October 26, 2021) – A man from Monroe died on Monday, October 25th after he was struck by a New Jersey Transit train near the city station.
The victim has since been identified as 34-year-old Eric Zankel.
The accident took place at about 6:20 p.m. when Northeast Corridor train #3867, which departed Penn Station for Trenton, fatally struck Zankel near the New Brunswick station.
None of the estimated 500 riders and crew aboard the train were injured.
Northeast Corridor rail service was provisionally suspended in both directions between Metropark and Princeton Junction.
This accident is under investigation by New Jersey Transit Police.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Eric Zankel, at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Deciding whether the operator of a vehicle or the pedestrian was negligent following a pedestrian accident relies on multiple factors. The pedestrian may have been walking, jogging, or standing in an approved area when they were struck, but that alone does not prove that a driver was negligent and, hence, responsible for the resulting injuries.
A pedestrian may have been inside or outside of a marked or unmarked crosswalk when the accident happened, but, again, this in and of itself will not prove if and to what extent the driver acted negligently. Where pedestrian accidents are concerned, a judgment of negligence cannot be given without careful study, evaluation, and presentation of all circumstances that played a role in the incident.
An experienced New Jersey pedestrian accident attorney will have to present the facts to a jury, proving that the operator of the vehicle neglected to show due care. Learning all events surrounding the accident is essential to both attorneys and insurance companies in establishing the negligence of a driver and moving forward with your New Jersey personal injury claim.
Pedestrian accident attorneys need to have experience and legal proficiency if they hope to garner the maximum settlement or favorable verdict on behalf of their clients.
New Brunswick Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Working with an effective and knowledgeable lawyer after a pedestrian accident will ensure you are able to move forward in the best way possible. Our New Brunswick personal injury attorneys at Metro Law have over four decades of experience helping thousands of families get the justice and compensation they deserve for the wrongful death of a loved one.
Our pedestrian accident attorneys in New Brunswick work diligently to ensure families have their legal rights protected so they can move forward after being injured in a serious pedestrian accident.
The attorneys at Metro Law are available 24-hours a day to help victims by answering questions they may have about legal options available to them after being harmed by someone else’s negligence. Contact our New Jersey personal injury lawyers at (800) 469-6476 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation.
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.