Fresno, California – Pedestrian Dies after Train Accident at Tulare and H Streets
Fresno, California (July 3, 2018) – The California Highway Patrol reported that a fatal pedestrian accident involving a train took place at the intersection of Tulare and H Street in the Fresno area. The incident happened at approximately 8:00 PM at night on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Authorities have not revealed any detailed information concerning the identities of the deceased male pedestrian or the crew of the train involved in the accident at this time.
According to CHP reports, the man was crossing railroad tracks at Tulare and H, in the vicinity of Chukchansi Park, as a train traveled northbound up the tracks. Quickly, the train engineer signaled to the pedestrian, but the man was not paying attention. Immediately, the train struck the unidentified male, who sustained intense trauma from the accident. Officials declared the man dead at the site.
Officials confirmed this intersection is a common sleeping ground for homeless people. Beds are often stacked in all directions along the tracks.
Law enforcement has not specified how fast the train was traveling. As of now, the investigation is ongoing.
We extend our deepest condolences to any family members or friends of the deceased victim during this difficult time.
Authorities are working hard to determine what specifically caused the crash. Officials will also consider if alcohol, drugs, negligence, distraction, or recklessness played any part in the events leading up to the crash. Law enforcement has not revealed if the train engineer or the company that owns the train will be held liable.
In the case of an accident caused by negligence or distracted driving, the non-guilty victims will have the legal right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the guilty party. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills, vehicle insurance, painful injuries, and preservation of well-being.
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