Play Video
Firm Logo

Three Fatally Injured in LIRR Train Accident and Derailment

LIRR Train Accident and Derailment Leaves Three Fatally Injured


A train accident and derailment involving a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train left three victims fatally injured. Around 7 pm on Tuesday night, a truck, trying to speed ahead of the train, collided into the train in Westbury, New York, which caused the train to derail. The three occupants in the vehicle sustained fatal injuries while train passengers incurred numerous minor injuries during the truck and train collision. About 800 passengers occupied the train which was traveling from Ronkonkoma, New York to New York Penn Station.

A truck driving fast cannot expect to “beat” a train traveling at full speed without dire consequences. Part of this is because of the enormous girth of a train, and another part is due to the inability of a train to stop at a moment’s notice. Fatalities and serious injuries may be the result of a collision between a train and a truck, especially if the train derails from the tracks.

If you or your loved ones became injured in a truck accident or train derailment, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the Highland Park truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr at 732-537-8570 or toll-free at 877-249-4600 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Our Highland Park, New Jersey offices represent clients throughout New Jersey and in the municipalities of New Brunswick, Somerset, Piscataway, Edison, South River, Sayreville, Metuchen, East Brunswick, South Plainfield, Fords, Middlesex, Old Bridge, Iselin, Bound Brook, Perth Amboy, and Colonia.

$500 K

Car Accident With Government Vehicle

$845 K

Commercial Truck Accident

$500 K

School Bus Accident

$1 M

Pedestrian Accident


top 100 Awardtop 100 Award
Crime Victim Bar AwardCrime Victim Bar Award
American Association for Justice AwardAmerican Association for Justice Award
Middlesex County Bar AwardMiddlesex County Bar Award
NJ Bar AwardNJ Bar Award
distinguished awarddistinguished award
Brain Injury AwardBrain Injury Award
BBB AwardBBB Award
Play Video
"Mr. Gerr helped me a great deal following a head injury I incurred. He was knowledgeable, competent, kind and reassuring. I highly recommend him."
  • Location Icon

    The Law Offices Of Harold J, Gerr

    47 Raritan Ave., 2nd Floor,Highland Park, NJ 08904

    732-537-8570 | 732-249-4600

    Fax: 732-249-0643

    Map + Directions
© 2024 The Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr. All Rights Reserved.Disclaimer.Site Map.