Riverside, CA. Pedestrian Train Accident Results in 1 Fatality
Riverside, CA. (July 7, 2018) – The Riverside Fire Department stated that a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train in Riverside on Saturday afternoon. The tragic accident reportedly occurred at approximately 12:25 p.m. below the Iowa Avenue Bridge in the vicinity of E. Citrus Street.
Officials reported that a young man in his 20’s had apparently stepped onto the railroad tracks. The man was then hit by a BNSF freight train. The victim who has not been identified sadly died from the injuries he suffered during the accident. Emergency crews arrived to assist any victims, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities are currently investigating this accident in an effort to determine exactly how it occurred, and why the man was on the tracks. We would like to offer our sincerest sympathies and most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family members and other loved ones of the victim.
Pedestrian Accident and Wrongful Death Attorney
It is most probable that the investigation into this crash will focus largely on establishing the events that led to this fatal accident. While investigating most accidents, authorities generally look into all possible factors such as right-of-way, intoxication, excessive speed, and distracted driving in order to determine liability. Depending on the results of the investigation into this accident, there is a chance that there will be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit to follow.
The family members of victims who have died in a sudden accident will often choose to file a claim for financial compensation. This is because of the incredibly high expenses that occur after a sudden death. Hospital bills, future medical costs, and the loss of future wages are all reasons why people consider filing a lawsuit. Albeit, the choice to file a claim can only be made by the family members of the victim.
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.