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Ridgewood Bound NJT Train Passes Over Man Lying Between Tracks

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April 18,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, NJT Authorities say a man lying between the railroad tracks was not injured after a New Jersey Transit Main Line train passed over him.

The Suffern bond train departed from Hoboken on Saturday. There were no reported injuries , but the train was delayed for nearly an hour while the incident was investigated in Elmwood Parked .

The man who’s name has not been released is now facing a charge of interfering with transportation following the incident .

It’s not clear why the man was lying between the tracks or how long he had been there before the train went over him. But authorities say he appeared to be drunk and he was taken to a hospital for an evaluation.

5 thoughts on “Ridgewood Bound NJT Train Passes Over Man Lying Between Tracks

  1. nice,we will be see’ing more of that when the shit hit’s the fan on wall st.

  2. “God watches over little children and drunks….” was attributed to Harper’s Magazine in the 1850’s….. still seems to stand true…

  3. Another Aronsohn devotee…?

  4. Attention suicide enthusiasts: when slitting wrists, it’s “Down the road, not across the street”. When committing suicide by train, it is the exact opposite.

    However, I would encourage you to go the wrist route, so your act of selfishness doesn’t inconvenience thousands of commuters. In addition, do it in a bathtub so that the people who will already be devastated by your selfish act will not have much to clean up afterwards.

    And NJT / Elmwood, why does it take 2 hours to investigate a train passing over a drunk on the tracks? That’s a 30 second Q&A: “This is where the guy was?” “Yeah.” “Was he hurt?”. “Doesn’t look like it.” “Was he drunk?” “Probably.” “Ok, we’ll take him in and give him a blood test and a psych eval. Get these people home.” “Ok, thanks officer, good night”.

  5. 9:28am: I agree totally with your guidance to would-be suicidal flame-outs. However, as for the second part about the unnecessary delay, I know enough about busy commuter railroads to know that any kind of disruption to the complex scheduling will invariably create a ripple effect of delays before the scheduling can return to normal.

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