Three men in NJ fatally struck by trains in the past 24 hours
Thursday, August 1, 2013 Last updated: Thursday August 1, 2013, 6:28 PM
BY MARY DIDUCH AND ABBOTT KOLOFF
Three men were struck and killed by NJ Transit trains over a period of less than 24 hours, including one in Fair Lawn during Thursday morning’s commute and another on the border of Westwood and Emerson.
Service was suspended for one hour on the Bergen County Line after Stephen Van Kirk, 59, of Fair Lawn, was struck at about 7 a.m. near the Radburn station in Fair Lawn, NJ Transit said.
Robert Derosa, 26, of Washington Township, was struck just after midnight on Thursday by a Hoboken-bound train on the Pascack Valley Line in a secluded, heavily wooded area on the Westwood-Emerson border, NJ Transit said.
On Wednesday, a 57-year-old Aberdeen man jumped in front of a train on the North Jersey Coast Line at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, the agency said.