Resident Killed in Fair Lawn Train Strike
A female "trespasser" was struck by a Hoboken-bound train near the Broadway Station in Fair Lawn Tuesday morning, according to authorities.
Update: Tuesday, 2:40 p.m.
A woman was fatally struck by an NJ Transit train Tuesday at 9:10 a.m., about 400 feet west of the Broadway-Fair Lawn Station, an NJ Transit spokeswoman said.
Police have identified the victim as Yelena Gorovits, of Fair Lawn. She was 47, according to public records.
An NJ Transit spokeswoman said the train's engineer observed a woman run from the north side of Track 1 onto Track 2 and stand facing the train as it barreled toward her. She made no attempt to clear the tracks as the train approached.
The train's engineer sounded his horn and engaged the train's emergency brake, but he was unable to stop before hitting the woman.
NJ Transit said 200 passengers were aboard the Hoboken-bound train and were unharmed in the Tuesday morning strike. Train personnel were also reportedly uninjured.
Transit Police have been leading the investigation, but Fair Lawn law enforcement officials were also on the scene.
Bergen Line trains were single-tracked and delayed up to an hour by the accident, but by noon NJ Transit's twitter feed reported the trains were just about back on schedule.
Train #0045 from Hoboken will not operate on the Bergen County Line on Tuesday, NJ Transit said. The train will instead operate on the Main Line from Hoboken to Ridgewood.