Man Killed By Train Identified As Waldwick Resident

Westbound train struck and killed Waldwick resident Mark Moglia just before 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses and transit authorities say the victim was walking along the track when struck in Ridgewood.

NJ Transit Police have identified the "trespasser" that was fatally struck by a train in Ridgewood Thursday night.

According to NJ Transit Spokesman John Durso Jr., the victim has been identified as Mark Moglia, of Waldwick, NJ.

It is not clear why Moglia was walking along the westbound track near the Ridgewood Train Station platform when he was struck at 8:25 p.m., by a commuter train carrying 130 passengers.

Durso said that a preliminary investigation has determined the victim was walking along the track – which eyewitnesses on scene confirmed to Patch – and quickly spotted by the train engineer.

Durso said the engineer blew his horn twice and Moglia "cleared" the train but was somehow still struck by one of the last cars.

The investigation remains ongoing, Durso said.

The Main/Bergen and Port Jervis lines were temporarily suspended but restored before 10 p.m. Trains continued running eastbound toward Hoboken and New York without abatement.

This report was last updated at 11:25 a.m. Friday.

Correction: The victim's name was misspelled in an earlier version of this report. This report was last updated at 3:15 p.m.

ccj April 25, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Egyptmania....Perfection is a fairly high standard to place on any individual and I have personally never come across anyone who meets that mark. Clearly it only takes a few minutes to read the many heartfelt comments about this particular person to realize that while maybe not perfect he sure had touched a lot of people in a great way and has done a lot of good for others with little care of what he got out of it. To me, that shows class and character. You implying anything negative on what has effectively become a board of remembrance for those that knew and cared for this man is the compete opposite of character and class. All I can say is I hope when I pass there are as many people extending public statements of support and sadness. I'd consider that a pretty good sign of the quality of life I had led and how I had treated and touched others.
North American Music April 26, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Just heard about this today from another piano mover. So sad. Always enjoyed seeing Mogie and Darren when they picked up pianos at our warehouse. He never wanted me to place the piano on the dolly with the fork lift. I always told him that's what they make machines for. He'd always rather pick it up. We will miss him.....
DIANE CHRISTMAN May 09, 2012 at 10:10 AM
I wanted top write something about Mark Moglia aka MOGI I called him Buster!. And no I haven't seen him in years. BUT this have asked how he was to anyone I knew. From what everyone told me he did the same. He was THE BEST PERSON that god put on earth...Apparently we are being punished by losing him! He was a MAN from his teen yrs. and did more work then any "adult" would feel a full days work, He was in Love with Football,his friends and his family! And anyone that KNEW HIM would not make some of the ridiculous comments on this website! He was walking the tracks (I am sure) because it was the quickest way to get home,He loved to excercise.He jogged from Waldwick to Haledon one rainy night because I was thirty and afraid to leave the new apartment, JUST TO BRING ME A DRINK! People are saying things that are not true and it is very upsetting! If there is anything bad to say about Mark. YOU DID NOT KNOW HIM. Yes he got into trouble and went into Jail for stupid things! The Waldwick police also went to his wake to PAY RESPECT to his untimely passing! I think I can vouch for anyone that KNEW him! He was a big teddy bear that took a huge chunk of my heart away! He left such an impact on EVERYONE that truly knew him, He stuck by his friends & protected anyone that he thought was being harmed. I am not going to get over this and I hope his friends are OK. Because this is killing me. ~Rest In Peace Buster, God has taken someone very special~ You are always in our hearts ~D~
DIANE CHRISTMAN May 09, 2012 at 10:15 AM
I didn't know anything about this website? Some of these people are so disrespectful and upsetting? WHY put it on this?
DIANE CHRISTMAN May 09, 2012 at 10:17 AM


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