Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Another train incident in Manville

Following article is from the Courier News for Friday 10-24-08.

Green Brook man recovering from near foot amputation after being hit by train


A 22-year-old Green Brook man was in good condition Thursday, Oct. 23 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick after his foot was pinned under a train and nearly amputated, authorities said.

Police Lt. John Crater said the incident occurred when Kason Farnella and his friend, Denny Waldron, 21, of Manville, were walking along railroad tracks near the intersection of North Street and North Seventh Avenue at about around 2:37 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17. As a slow-moving freight train along the Norfolk-Southern rail line approached the men, Farnella attempted to climb onto a step of the rail car. His foot then slipped off the step, and Farnella became caught under the train, police said. Crater said Farnella told police he had been drinking alcohol before the incident.

Both Farnella and Waldron are facing criminal trespassing charges by Norfolk Southern police, Crater said.