Somerset Co, NJ – Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Train in Far Hills

Somerset Co, NJ – Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Train in Far Hills

Somerset Co, NJ (July 29, 2022) – A pedestrian was hit and killed by a train on Wednesday, July 27th in Somerset County. 

The crash, which involved Gladstone Branch Train 440, took place at about 10:50 p.m. in Far Hills, according to New Jersey Transit officials.  

None of the three riders or crew members on board were injured during the incident. 

The train was on its way to Hoboken and was initially scheduled to arrive at 12:22 p.m.

Service on the Gladstone Branch was briefly suspended between Gladstone and Bernardsville.

New Jersey Transit Police are leading the investigation.

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

Train Accidents in New Jersey

Somerset Co, NJ - Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Train in Far Hills

Some of the most common causes of train accidents in New Jersey are:

  • Engineer/Operator negligence
  • Traveling at excessive speeds
  • Sudden braking 
  • Partial or total derailment
  • Failing to adequately maintain tracks and trains
  • Collisions with objects or other vehicles 

While surely not the most common of accidents, when they do take place, train accidents typically have catastrophic outcomes. The attorneys at the Metro Law offices have worked diligently for the past four decades to successfully represent the families of victims who were seriously or fatally injured in New Jersey Transit or Amtrack accidents. 

If you or a member of your family was injured in a train accident, you might be eligible to collect financial compensation for the monetary, emotional, and physical losses you sustained. 

Accidents that involve trains are often critical and can take place for numerous reasons. This is why we encourage victims to work with a reliable personal injury attorney when it comes to determining the precise cause of their accident. 

The practiced train accident attorneys from Metro Law are prepared to guide you through the claims process and ensure that you understand 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.