Oakland, CA. Detron Nelson Identified as Victim of Fatal Train Accident Near East 10th Street
Oakland, CA. (June 26, 2018) – A man who was sadly struck and killed by a BART train on June 18 has been identified today as 22-year-old Detron Nelson. The accident occurred at approximately 11:35 a.m. when Nelson was hit by a six-car train that was heading northbound on the Fremont-Warm Springs line. The unfortunate accident happened near East 8th and East 10th Streets.
Firefighters were dispatched to the scene almost immediately, and they had to work to remove Nelsons’ body from underneath the train. Nelson was pronounced dead shortly after the removal of his body. AC Transit provided buses for travelers who were trying to use the train, to get to their different destinations in a timely manner. Authorities are still investigating exactly how this horrible accident occurred. We send our most heartfelt thoughts and prayers out to the family members and loved ones of Detron Nelson.
Oakland Wrongful Death Attorney
Train accidents are handled a bit differently in that the company will likely be held liable for the death of Nelson. However, that is only based on the outcome of the investigation, should it prove that Nelson was not at fault for the accident. The investigation is likely looking into right-of-way laws and exactly where Nelson was standing/walking at the time of the incident. Investigators will be looking at whether or not there were any drugs or alcohol involved on behalf of Nelson and anyone responsible for operating the train.
Many victims choose to file a claim for compensation after an injury or death because of the tremendously high bills that arise after an accident. Funeral costs, hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost current or future wages, and property damage are all things that generally convince victims to pursue legal action. Nevertheless, it is always the victims’ or victims’ family’s choice to seek compensation.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery. If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.