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Woman fatally struck by NJ Transit train in Rutherford is ID’d

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Woman fatally struck by NJ Transit train in Rutherford is ID’d

DECEMBER 2, 2014, 6:58 PM    LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014, 10:33 PM
BY JIM NORMAN
STAFF WRITER |
THE RECORD

RUTHERFORD — A woman was fatally struck by an outbound NJ Transit train during the evening rush hour on Tuesday.

Lissy Perez, 22, of Passaic, was standing on the tracks and did not move when the engineer of the train sounded his horn, according to a spokeswoman for the rail line.

The seven-car train, with about 500 people aboard, had left Hoboken at 4:47 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive in Port Jervis, N.Y., at 6:55 p.m., said a spokeswoman for the railroad.

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16 thoughts on “Woman fatally struck by NJ Transit train in Rutherford is ID’d

  1. The selfie form of suicide.

  2. She won’t do that again!

  3. If you want to die, or are not afraid of death, I can think of dozens of fun and crazy things to do that would either result in death or one hell of a cool story.

    Standing on the tracks in Ruthroford and making thousands of people miss dinner with their families is not one of those fun and crazy things. It is actually more like the pathetic act of an attention seeker.

    So you had that going for you, Lissy.

  4. Can you even imagine how horrible it must be for the engineer?

  5. Why would the engineer suffer? He did his job, but Newtonian Physics won the day.

    It’s sad that a 22 year old girl felt like killing herself. But it’s annoying the way she did it: delaying the commutes of thousands and forcing the engineer into the role of unwilling accomplice. If I were at the wheel, I would have little problem dealing with it. What can you do?

  6. #5 you really are sick. You honestly think the engineer is not going to be haunted by visions of what he saw? Even though he could not stop the train, it must be so devastating. I have heard that some suffer mightily and that the train companies offer support and therapy to those engineers who have trouble getting past a suicide event like this.

  7. #6, I’m just presenting an extremely valid coping mechanism, one I would use and which is probably in exact alignment with the therapy and support these guys get when they ask for it.

    Thanks for diagnosis, though! Now tell me something I didn’t already know.

  8. If you do 3 minutes on online research, you will see that many of the engineers of these trains used as suicide mechanisms suffer greatly. Even without looking it up, I can only imagine what it must feel like to go through something like this, and I’m a pretty unemotional type.

    I know that people who commit suicide are psychologically shot, but they have also made a conscious decision that they want to end it all, and have mustered enough thought on how they will do it. To decide on a speeding train is incredibly selfish, and no doubt fueled by a desire to send a message to as many as possible. Far more selfish was the Egypt Air pilot who took a whole load of passengers with him when he nosed-dived into the ocean in 1999. The cause is disputed but the overall belief among experts was suicide.

  9. 3 minutes is far too long. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

  10. I am hoping that the sa,e cruel person wrote the prior posts.

    It takes a lot but I am shocked about the lack of compassion of my neighbors. The previous posts seem to be from the same demented person.

    You are lucky that you have never encountered true depression. A young life has been thrown away and family is in mourning. All you care about is being late for chow.

    Keep smug and enjoy your Christmas and Hanukkah.

  11. If you want to kill yourself, have the consideration not to make others suffer because of your intent.

  12. She was a young woman in pain. Can you imagine for a minute what it must feel like? To think that being hit by a train is better than living?

    She was someone’s daughter, sister, and friend. There are many people grieving tonight.

    This blog is anonymous. God knows who you are.

  13. Might anyone among the Ridgewood blog readership who still believes in such things wish to hazard a guess as to the probability of this 22 y.o. individual ending up in: a) the upstairs place that always seems to get such good press, or b) the really hot and inhospitable place under the basement stairs, the name of which Bart Simpson seems so fond of repeating?

    Depending on the outcome of that analysis, might we as a society wish to consider whether one who at first glance seems to be rather quick to find fault with, to snarkily deride, to thoroughly and enthusiastically castigate, or even to flatly, nakedly, and coldly condemn a person who ultimately chooses to do that particular thing, and to do it in that particular way, is, in their own way, actually serving a demonstrably greater good than one whose tender instincts inspire him, just as readily, to man the ramparts in defense of the presumably sensitive feelings of the deceased’s family and friends?

    I further ask you, big brother to all those who wish to grieve freely and without rude interruption: if you can be brought to admit that this act was in fact a heinous crime worthy of a strong rebuke, and that there are one or more victims of that crime other than the individual who committed it, would you care to tell us who they might be, and whether they might be in even greater and more immediate need of your solicitude than the deceased’s second cousin once removed?

    Here’s a hint: I’m not necessarily referring to downtrodden commuters, or even their train conductor….

  14. #12, do you not see the irony in your last comment? Really now. Think about it. Who is it that committed the sinful act? The man upstairs is surely not getting wrapped around the axle in response to a blog comment. The whole ‘bigger fish to fry’ concept seems fully applicable here.

  15. Here is a beautiful quote from St. Aelred of Rievaulx that seems quite apt:

    “Brothers, however cast down we may be by harassment or heartache, the consolations of Scripture will lift us up again. . . . I tell you, brothers, no misfortune can touch us, no situation so galling or distressing can arise that does not, as soon as Holy Writ seizes hold of us, either fade into nothingness or become bearable. This is the field where Isaac walked in the evening meditating, and where Rebecca came hurrying towards him and soothed with her gentle charm the grief that had befallen him. How often, good Jesus, does day incline to evening, how often does the daylight of some slight consolation fade before the black night of an intolerable grief? Everything turns to ashes in my mouth; wherever I look, I see a load of cares. If someone speaks to me, I barely hear; if someone knocks, I scarcely notice; my heart is turned to stone, my tongue sticks fast, my tear-ducts are dry. What then? Into the field I go to meditate. I reread the holy book; I note down my thoughts; and suddenly Rebecca comes running towards me and with her light, which is your grace, good Jesus, dispels the gloom, puts melancholy to flight, disintegrates my hardness. Soon sighs give way to tears, accompanied in their turn by heavenly joy. Unhappy are those who, when oppressed in spirit, do not walk into this field and find that joy.”


  16. U:

    I am hoping that the sa,e cruel person wrote the prior posts.
    It takes a lot but I am shocked about the lack of compassion of my neighbors. The previous posts seem to be from the same demented person.
    You are lucky that you have never encountered true depression. A young life has been thrown away and family is in mourning. All you care about is being late for chow.
    Keep smug and enjoy your Christmas and Hanukkah.

    Interesting that you take a pot shot at Christians and Jews.

    I’m thinking that the “cruel” and “demented” person that you reference as having a “lack of compassion” is more likely atheist than religious.

    …or maybe it is just you?
    Uncompassionate cruel, demented person, heal thyself!

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