Plainfield, NJ – Wilber Anibal Hernandez Killed by NJ Transit Train Near Great Ave Bridge

Plainfield, NJ – Wilber Anibal Hernandez Killed by NJ Transit Train Near Great Ave Bridge

Plainfield, NJ (August 31, 2022) – Officials have successfully identified the pedestrian who was hit and killed by a New Jersey Transit train on Thursday, August 25th in Plainfield.

Local resident 28-year-old Wilber Anibal Hernandez Rivas was struck near the Grant Avenue bridge at about 9:00 a.m. by the Raritan Valley Line train as it traveled westbound from Newark Penn Station to Raritan. 

None of the crew members or 20 passengers on board were injured. 

The circumstances surrounding the fatality have not been released. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Wilber Anibal Hernandez, at this time.

Train Accidents in New Jersey

Plainfield, NJ - Wilber Anibal Hernandez Killed by NJ Transit Train Near Great Ave Bridge

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. 

Some of the most common causes of train-involved accidents are:

  • Operator/Engineer negligence
  • Speeding
  • Abrupt braking 
  • Full or partial derailment
  • Improperly maintained trains and tracks
  • Striking other vehicles or objects

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. 

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.

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.   

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.