Elderly Woman Dies In Collision Between Her Car, NJ Transit Train Sunday

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit says an elderly motorist was killed when her vehicle collided with a southbound North Jersey Coast Line train at a crossing in central Jersey.

NJ Transit Spokesman John Durso Jr. says the accident occurred around 11:15 a.m. Sunday in the area of Eighth Avenue in Belmar.

Authorities say the motorist — identified only as an 82-year-old woman — was the only person in the car and was pronounced dead at the scene. Durso said no one on the Bay Head-bound train was injured in the accident, though it wasn’t immediately known how many passengers were aboard.

They were later put on buses to complete their journey.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation by NJ Transit police.

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  • Elizabeth Ramsey

    The obvious solution is to discontinue all train service.

  • Jon Corzine

    At the age of 75, motorists who wish to continue driving would need to be re-tested every 2 years with a road test. Drivers who refuse to take one, would lose their licenses.

    • Kim

      I TOTALLY agree! (Also for me when I hit that age) But the AARP members have enough money and clout to keep that from happening.

  • joe

    That was somebody’s mom

    • The Human Genome

      Oh gods! It spawned?!?!

      I’ll never be clean.

  • lahaldo s

    While I disagree with your wording I do wonder if this woman should have been driving.It is tragic that she has died but could this have been avoided.More has to be done to test elderly motorists and to take their licenses away when they can no longer drive.She could just as easily run into a child in a school crossing.

    • DanTe

      It’s not about age. It’s about the thing was stupid when it was young, nothing changed just because it got old. There are a lot of old folks who drives without problems.

    • DanTe

      It’s not about old age. It’s about the thing was stupid when it was young – nothing changed just because it got old. Lots of old folks drives without problems.

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