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Pedestrian Killed Near Morris Plains Train Station

Man identified as 21-year-old Morristown resident.

A man who was fatally struck late Monday morning near the Morris Plains Train Station made no attempt to move out of the way of a westbound passenger train, an NJ Transit spokeswoman said.

The man was identified as .

The accident occurred between Cory Road and the train station at 11:12 a.m., according to NJ Transit Spokeswoman Nancy Snyder.

The Dover-bound train was carrying 60 passengers and crew, Snyder said. There were no injuries reported on board the train, she said.

According to Snyder, the train's engineer immediately activated the emergency stop and a "loud horn" when he noticed the man standing on the tracks.

"The tresspasser made no attempt to move," Snyder said.

James Lawson December 18, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Wanting to kill yourself is just another example of mental illness. This is just another perfect example of how these people need help and get these insurance companies out of the way so they can actually get the help that they need.
Terry December 19, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Just as there is no movement to ban guns, by the way.
Jeanne December 19, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Just for some perspective... I have met someone who has attemped suicide and I was the friend of another who succeeded in committing suicide. I can tell you that in many cases, the depression is so severe, the person is not able to make sound judgements about the reality of the grief or "what Ifs" that are left behind in the wake of such an act. They just want the pain to end, and may even feel they are doing others a favor by taking themselves out of the equation. Cowardly? Perhaps. But mostly just terribly sad for all involved. My prayers go with all who are affected.
Steven A Martin January 27, 2013 at 04:03 PM
Most train fatalities are suicides, and in a few instances extreme distractions like listening to loud music on headphones or looking the wrong way at a crossing. Just to be a little funny, it should quite easy not to get hit by a train.....stay off the 4 foot wide track it runs on, and since the train weighs about 100 tons and has a loud horn, you most likely will know when one is approaching.
CJV January 27, 2013 at 05:39 PM
Obviously it wasn't very sad to you, Freeper.

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