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Police Trying To Prevent Fatalities After Football Fun

The New Meadowlands Stadium is seen from Chopper 880 - East Rutherford, NJ - Aug 16, 2010 - Photo Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880

The New Meadowlands Stadium is seen from Chopper 880 – East Rutherford, NJ – Aug 16, 2010 – Photo Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (WCBS 880) – State and local police in East Rutherford are trying to prevent pedestrians from getting themselves killed after games at the New Meadowlands Stadium.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reports

Fans without prepaid parking passes are leaving their cars off-site, and then climbing fences and scurrying across Route 120.

“We’ve seen close calls and, obviously, the tragedy that happened with the soccer last year,” East Rutherford Police Chief Larry Minda told WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams. “So, along with the state police, we’re doing everything we can to try and slow traffic down.”

The chief says a safer bet is using the lots off Murray Hill Parkway. They run shuttle buses.

He’d also like to see a light installed eventually.

In the meantime, there are fences atop the median and signs warning pedestrians not to cross.