Pomona, CA – Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Union Pacific Train on tracks near Humane Way
Pomona, CA (August 8, 2018) – The Pomona Police Department reported a collision that tragically took the life of a pedestrian when the victim was struck by a freight train in the vicinity of Humane Way early on Wednesday morning. The devastating incident was reported to have occurred at approximately 3:40 a.m.
According to the report that was filed by police, the deadly mishap took place on the train tracks, just a little west of Humane Way. The pedestrian was confirmed to be a man, but his identity has not been determined at this time.
Emergency personnel was promptly dispatched to the scene of the accident to attend to the victim. Unfortunately, the impact of the collision proved to be too much as the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Exactly how the man ended up on the tracks remains unclear.
No further information was released in regards to the events that led to this tragic accident. The Pomona Police Department is currently in charge of the investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences and our warmest thoughts and prayers to the family members of the victim during this horrifically devastating time.
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While it may be difficult for authorities to understand how this accident transpired, investigators will certainly be looking into all possible scenarios. The investigation will focus on whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the train that may have led to this wretched incident.
If the train operator or the mechanics of the enormous vehicle are found to be at fault for this crash, then the victims’ family will likely have grounds for a wrongful death claim. Of course, only the family members of the victim can make the personal decision to file a claim.
We at Brady Law Group understand that there is nothing as devastating as the unexpected loss of a loved one. We are here for you with our avid dedication to holding negligent operators and companies liable for the pain and desolation they cause. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident or other collision that was not your fault, please call us at (866) 211-2562 for a free consultation today.
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