HOBOKEN, NJ - OCTOBER 10: A New Jersey Transit train arrives at Hoboken Terminal during morning rush hour, October 10, 2016 in Hoboken, New Jersey. On Monday morning, partial service resumed at Hoboken Terminal for the first time since the Sept. 29 crash that killed one person and injured more than 100. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A young child was hit and killed by a train at the Jersey Shore Sunday afternoon. The train left the Long Branch station around 4pm heading south bound to Bayville. At around 4:30 pm, the juvinille was struck and killed at Forman Avenue on Route 35. 

As of right now, NJ transit hasn’t released any other information regarding the name, age and gender of the child. There were no other casualties due to the accident as all passengers and crew left the scene unharmed. Right now, the Point Pleasant Police Department and the Ocean county’s prosecution office are investigating the situation.  

To avoid any other heart breaking stories like this, I did some digging and learned that NJ.Gov has railroad safety tips that you should share with your children so they are always being safe and paying attention when around railroad tracks. 

  • Safety Tip #1

    Always expect a train. Trains operate on one or more tracks at any time in either direction.

    Hoboken Terminal Partially Reopens After Last Month's NJ Transit Crash

    HOBOKEN, NJ – OCTOBER 10: A New Jersey Transit train arrives at Hoboken Terminal during morning rush hour, October 10, 2016 in Hoboken, New Jersey. On Monday morning, partial service resumed at Hoboken Terminal for the first time since the Sept. 29 crash that killed one person and injured more than 100. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

  • Safety Tip #2

    Pay attention at railroad crossings. Signs and signals indicate where to stop and when trains are coming.

    Rural Regions Hope For Broadband And 5G

    TANGERHUTTE, GERMANY – APRIL 11: A woman on a bicycle waits at a railroad crossing in the town center on April 11, 2019 in Tangerhutte, Germany. Tangerhutte township, which includes both Tangerhutte and over a dozen nearby villages and is located in Stendal county, is struggling with issues that many rural communities, especially in eastern Germany, are facing, including a declining population, poor Internet infrastructure, limited economic opportunity and the ongoing consequences of German reunification nearly 30 years ago. “We need fibre optics and 5G,” says Mayor Andreas Brohm, who sees widespread, high-speed Internet access as the single most important factor to help Tangerhutte return to prosperity. While the German government has made digitalization nationwide a priority, many rural communities still lack dependable digital access, which impedes both local businesses and the ability of communities to attract younger generations who moved away to return. The average age of residents in Tangerhutte is 60, and while Brohm says more young people are now returning than are moving away, the town has only one birth for every three deaths. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

  • Safety Tip #3

    Trains cannot swerve or stop quickly. Passenger trains traveling 80 mph take about 2,200 feet to stop or the length of seven football fields

    Deustche Bahn Increases Percentage Of Punctual Trains

    BERLIN, GERMANY – JANUARY 16: Travellers pulling suitcases prepare to board an arriving ICE high-speed train of German state rail carrier Deutsche Bahn at Hauptbahnhof main railway station on January 16, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. According to a recent media report 79% of high-speed Deutsche Bahn trains were on time in 2016, the highest rate since 2012. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

  • Safety Tip #4

    You cannot judge the speed or distance of a moving train. Moving trains create optical illusions, appearing to move slower and be farther away than they actually are

    The London Underground

    403061 02: A commuter waits for an incoming London Underground train March 29, 2002 at Green Park Underground station in London. Confidential documents have revealed that the Public-Private Partnership (PPP), a British Government proposal for the part privatization of “The Tube,” will reportedly fail to deliver any improvement to the London Underground until 2010. Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London, has threatened court action unless more information on PPP is produced. (Photo by Sion Touhig/Getty Images)

  • Safety Tip #5

    Never go around lowered crossing gates or through flashing lights at railroad crossings. These warning devices indicate a train is coming.

    New York Citys's MTA Issues Warning About Playing Pokemon Go On Subway Platforms

    NEW YORK, NY – JULY 20: A woman looks at her smartphone as a train passes by at the 14th Street subway station, July 20, 2016 in New York City. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has placed digital signage in subway stations encouraging riders to be safe while playing the Pokemon Go app on their smartphones. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

  • Safety Tip #6

    Do not get caught on tracks. Be sure there is room on the other side to completely clear tracks before crossing.

    Second Train Strike Brings UK Rail Network To A Standstill

    GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – JUNE 23: Train tracks are seen at Central Station as the second 24-hour rail strike is under way across Scotland after the latest talks between the RMT union and railway employers collapsed on June 23, 2022 in Various Cities, United Kingdom. The biggest rail strikes in 30 years started on Monday night continuing this Thursday, with trains cancelled across the UK for much of the week. The action is being taken by Network Rail employees plus onboard and station staff working for 13 train operators across England. Thousands of jobs are at risk in maintenance roles and ticket office closures were planned as well as pay freezes during the cost of living crisis, says the RMT union. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Safety Tip #7

    Never stop on tracks. If gates begin to lower, continue crossing until you clear tracks

    Ukrainians Flee To Hungary Amid Russia's Armed Invasion

    ZAHONY, HUNGARY – MARCH 03: Hungarian police officers escort refugee children across the dark tracks at Zahony train station as the influx of refugees from Ukraine continues through the night on March 03, 2022 in Zahony, Hungary. Over one million refugees from Ukraine have now fled into neighbouring countries such as Hungary, forming long queues at border crossings, after Russia began a large-scale attack on Ukraine on February 24, 2022. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Safety Tip #8

    If your car stalls, immed

    New Jersey Transit Commuter Train Crashes At Hoboken Terminal

    NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: A NJ police officers secure the area near the scene as multiple people were injured after a NJ Transit train crashed in to the platform at Hoboken Terminal September 29, 2016 in Hoboken, New Jersey. According to reports, at least one person has been killed and over 100 injured. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

    iately get out of your car and away from the tracks. Call 911 for assistance.

  • Safety Tip #9

    Prepare to stop behind school and commercial buses and trucks carrying hazardous materials. These vehicles must stop at railroad crossings.

    New York City School Bus Drivers On Verge Of Strike

    NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 15: A school bus is stopped while picking up a student in Manhattan’s East Village on January 15, 2013 in New York City. Drivers of the city’s school buses are set to go on strike tomorrow after negotiations with Mayor Michael Bloomberg failed to reach an agreement; over 150,000 children will need to find an alternate method of transportation to school. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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