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Fanwood Man Hit by Train New Year's Night

A Fanwood man was struck by an NJ Transit train about a half-mile east of this location. Credits: TAP photo

FANWOOD, NJ - Police are investigating the case of a Fanwood man who was seriously injured by a train just east of the Fanwood Train Station on New Year's night.

Shortly before 9:30 p.m., the 23-year-old man was found on the tracks after an NJ Transit engineer spotted him and alerted borough police.

"The engineer on a passing NJ Transit train saw a body near the side of the tracks and contacted Fanwood police," said Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo told The Alternative Press. "He was still alive, but severely injured."

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The victim was transported to Forest Road Park and airlifted by state police medevac to UMDNJ Hospital in Newark, where he remained on Thursday afternoon.


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