Monday Was A Bad Day For NJ Transit

While browsing the local news sites, I spotted a story about NJ Transit. According the article, 2 separate accidents occurred involving NJ Transit trains led to the death of 3 people. Here is a brief article about the accidents courtesy of the NY Daily News:

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Three people are dead following two separate incidents involving NJ Transit trains.

Authorities are investigating a crash around midnight that killed two occupants of a car that was on the tracks at a crossing in Rutherford.

And around 7 a.m. Monday, a train struck and killed someone who was on the tracks on a bridge over the Navesink River in Red Bank. That accident is causing delays of 20 to 30 minutes.

In the earlier accident, NJ Transit spokeswoman Courtney Carroll said crossing gates and flashing warning lights were functioning properly at the Park Avenue crossing in Rutherford. It was not immediately clear why the car was on the tracks, she said.

Service on the Bergen line was back to normal by 6 a.m. following that crash.

It seems some will never learn these two equally important lessons:

    Don’t play on railroad/subway tracks
    Don’t think you will beat a train at a grade crossing

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