NJ Transit Railroad Death - My9 New Jersey

NJ Transit Railroad Death

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Dover, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

In Dover, New Jersey one man was killed and two others injured after being hit by a New Jersey Transit train. A spokesperson for NJ Transit said that the three men were sitting and drinking on the railroad bridge at the time of the incident.

The deceased man has been identified as 29 year-old Mario Ramirez-Castillo, the other two victims' names have not been released, but they are both hospitalized in critical condition at Morristown Hospital.

These incidents seem to keep on happening and while one side of the tracks seems to be secure with fencing and posted signs warning of danger, the other side of the tracks has a path clear to the railroad bridge with no warning or trespassing signs making it easy for people to encroach the area.

The area of the bridge seems to be a popular hangout spot not only for drinking, but for homeless people as well. Littered among the bridge is a mountain of clothes, food containers and wet sleeping bags. Some residents even refer to this area as “an illegal pedestrian thoroughfare.”

NJ Transit claims that they have endlessly warned people to stay off the tracks. They have even spent millions of dollars in the past few years to fence in the area and put up signage.

NJ Transit asks that if you do see people playing on railroad tracks anywhere in the Garden State to please call 911 and they will stop traffic in the area and do whatever else they can to keep these tragedies from repeating itself.

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