Contact Us
Bergenfield Daily Voice serves Bergenfield, Dumont & New Milford
Return to your home site

Menu

Bergenfield Daily Voice serves Bergenfield, Dumont & New Milford

Nearby Towns

DV Pilot police & fire

Suicide: Dumont Man, 47, Steps In Front Of Freight Train In Bergenfield

Check back for more details.
Check back for more details. Photo Credit: Jerry DeMarco

BERGENFIELD, N.J. -- A 47-year-old Dumont man killed himself Tuesday morning by stepping in front of an oncoming freight train in Bergenfield, authorities said.

The victim parked in a nearby lot and walked to a stretch of tracks between West Central Avenue and Church Street, where he was struck at 8:18 a.m. by a southbound CSX freight train, Capt. Mustafa Rabboh said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, the captain said.

"Our condolences go out to the family," Rabboh said.

"For anyone who’s suffering through difficult times and contemplating suicide, please reach out to someone," he added. "There is help available by calling the NJ Hopeline at 1-855-654-6735."

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Bergenfield Daily Voice!

Serves Bergenfield, Dumont & New Milford

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.