Middlesex Man, 50, Identified As Victim In New Brunswick Train Death

The incident that led to four other injuries to people who were struck by his body parts


NJTransit police have identified the man who was killed at the New Brunswick train station Tuesday, an incident that led to four other injuries to people who were struck by the victim's body parts.

Frank Farriella, 50, of West Pershing Avenue in Middlesex was identified as the man who leaned into the tracks at the station and was struck by a passing train. 

"While this matter remains under active investigation, NJ Transit would remind customers that for their safety, we continue to ask that they remain behind the yellow line until the train has arrived and the train doors have opened," according to a statement from NJ Transit. 

The three individuals who were taken to Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center to be treated for injuries sustained from incident include: a 64-year-old woman who suffered multiple fractured ribs; an 83-year-old man who complained of back, neck and head injuries; and a 27-year-old man who complained of head pain.

A fourth individual declined medical treatment. 

More can be found here: my9nj.com

David March 27, 2014 at 01:05 PM
Are we sure MRA would have the same comment if it was his family member? No, we do not want to hear your family are all prodigy's and never make these mistakes. Do agree we do not know all the facts and they may never be shared anyhow.
Gordo K March 27, 2014 at 03:49 PM
Let's wait and see if the decedent's estate gets sued for the injuries caused by his body parts. This is no joke. It has happened before. See: http://www.inquisitr.com/173874/dead-train-victim-being-sued-for-flying-body-parts-injury/
Judith Shamy March 27, 2014 at 05:34 PM
For the record, body parts were not randomly/individually flying around. Secondly, I think the person responsible for the title of this article, should be reprimanded and owes this family an apology.
Timmytrin Carragann April 03, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Biff April 06, 2014 at 07:22 PM
Every seen anybody hit by a high-speed express? Sure weren't train parts flying around.


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