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Man Hit By Train Identified as Long Branch Resident

Engineer's report states man was lying on tracks

A Long Branch man has been identified as the person who was struck and killed by a NJ Transit train on Monday afternoon in the city.

The man has been identified as John Barney, 60, of North Fifth Avenue, according to NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder.

Snyder said the engineer's report states that Barney "laid down on the tracks and made no attempt to move."

She said the engineer saw Barney standing on the tracks, sounded the train's horn and applied the emergency brakes, but was unable to stop before hitting him.

Snyder said the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

This is the first train-related death in Long Branch

Aaron Schorr January 22, 2013 at 05:11 PM
What a horrible tragedy for 2 people. While 1 has dies the other will remember the sad image for the rest of his life. May the engineer find comfort in knowing that what happened is not his fault.
Cathi January 22, 2013 at 09:03 PM
So sad. It is awful that desperate people who choose to take their own life don't realize what they are leaving behind. The trauma caused the the conductor, the EMS and police that remove the body (parts) and sometimes witnesses is tragic and selfish.
Kathy Giaquinto January 22, 2013 at 09:22 PM
This would not happen if doctors were allowed similar to vets to euthanized those that were ready to check out. There is no reason why an individual should not be permitted to chose to end it on his own terms. Most of the "firearm deaths" that the liberals and our kenyan muslim in washington use to illustrate how bad the "gun culture" is in america are suicides. Other countries allow people to check out in more humane manners.
Joey Bagdano January 22, 2013 at 09:25 PM
Just me or is this happening alot more since, say, 2009? Wonder what its frequency was prior to 2009.
Paul January 22, 2013 at 10:23 PM
I totally agree with you Kathy. I watched my Mom slip away and die horrifically from Alzheimer's . I can only hope that the Lord takes me quickly, so my family doesn't have to suffer with watching their loved one die a slow painful death.
margienyc January 23, 2013 at 03:52 PM
coward. risking the lives of all the people on the train that hit him and leaving the engineer with a lifetime of horror.
Bob Basher February 08, 2013 at 05:14 PM
One guy wrote we should have the right to check out... How sick is that... How about if you know somebody hurtin I mean hurting bad enough to lie on tracks that you help them!!! Nobody should hurt that bad... And if you do!.. Ask for help you no matter what... No matter what you may have done.. Or no matter what you didn't do "right"...you are worth more then all the money in the world....hang in there

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