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Man Struck, Killed by Train in Glen Rock

Man waited for a train to approach him at Rock Road, report said.

An unidentified man was struck by a train and killed Friday night in Glen Rock, according to a report on NorthJersey.com.

The man ducked under a crossing gate at Rock Road and waited for the train to approach him, the report said. The man’s name is not yet being released, pending family notification, the report said.

According to NorthJersey.com, the accident, which happened at about 6:50 p.m. Friday, caused major train delays throughout the region.

The 450 people who were on board the train heading to Port Jervis were transferred to another NJ Transit train, the report said.

Rosemary February 15, 2014 at 06:54 AM
guy must have been on drugs to not see an oncoming train. With all the noise it makes. I live in Westwood House you have to be deaf dumb and blind when the train comes.
Kem February 15, 2014 at 09:38 AM
God rest his Soul. May the Lord raise him to a better life experience in the new Kingdom with Christ thats on it's way. In that new life He (Jesus) will heal him and make him whole. What ever your pain was Mr., you will now forget, and will sleep till God himself shall awaken you. Rest peacefully now. The struggle is over. My thoughts and prayers are towards his family in there time of bereavement for their loved one.
Phil Ross February 15, 2014 at 10:46 AM
Poor guy & my prayers go out to those he left behind.
Harlan Consider February 15, 2014 at 01:07 PM
Unless he was listening to loud music on headphones, I suspect this guy intended to get hit.
Bill Grae February 15, 2014 at 01:33 PM
The guy was trying to kill himself, obviously, in a messy, public, and hugely selfish (though reliable) manner. Several thousand people had trouble getting home to be with loved ones on Valentine's Day evening because of his act. I feel bad for his obvious anguish - but wish he'd chosen some other mechanism. Plus, as much as I hate nearly everyone who works for NJT, let's not forget that some conductor had to experience the moment when he realized he wasn't going to be able to stop in time, or that there crunchy noise he just heard was not ice on the tracks.
Mikka H February 15, 2014 at 03:06 PM
"Crunchy noise"? Really?
paul smith February 15, 2014 at 06:32 PM
Rosemary..You may want to read the article again...this tragedy looks to be intentional on the victim's part...
gcaldarone February 15, 2014 at 10:30 PM
I have never left a comment before but feel so compelled to do so regarding the above Bill Grae comment. And please, it's with all due respect. If this man committed suicide he could have been in such deep despair, perhaps even thinking no one cares. You prove him right don't you. Valentine's, really? Be grateful you have a Valentine, say a prayer for this man and what family he had, and know YOU have other nights to be with your loved ones. "Some other mechanism?" And the other comments towards the end. Heartless. And you say HE'S selfish? Even so, I wish you the best and that you never ever feel that hopeless.
jeanmariez February 16, 2014 at 08:57 AM
Well said! I just lost a dear friend to suicide and feel overwhelmed with sadness for all involved. The dialogue needs to be about mental health issues and how to help those that are suffering in silence.
Melanie March Hurley February 16, 2014 at 05:36 PM
People who take their own lives are in a desperate mental state and see no other way out.......they may have tried medication, therapy etc.... and it did not help. Know one knows another's depth of despair unless they have walked in their shoes. So instead of judging.......why not pray for his loved ones and remember mental illness is a disease.
Phil Ross February 16, 2014 at 07:10 PM
Melanie, you are 100% correct. I'm no bleeding heart, but these people are troubled. It's a very, very sad state of affairs. No matter what, I will guaranty that there will be people mourning his death. They will be left with this void for the rest of their lives. Sad.
disgusted February 16, 2014 at 07:27 PM
Lots of people criticize a person who takes their own life, but I contend none of us has platform to judge someone who doe's because, we cannot comprehend just how seriously ill these people are. Even those people who post on this blog who have forms of mental illness aren't sick enough to take their own life or they wouldn't be posting .
Phil Ross February 16, 2014 at 07:36 PM
They don't understand the pain, anguish and hopelessness these poor souls feel.
Harlan Consider February 16, 2014 at 08:40 PM
So if a commercial airline pilot committed suicide by crashing the plane, would that be understandable?
Phil Ross February 16, 2014 at 09:14 PM
Drawing a parallel between someone taking their own life and someone committing mass murder is extremely irresponsible Harlan. There is no correlation. It's unfortunate that there were others inconvenienced by his apparent suicide, but he didn't kill anyone else. At least they made it home at some point.

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