ASHLAND, MASSACHUSETTS (February 27, 2017) – Brendan Petry was tragically identified as the teenager hit and killed by an MBTA commuter train on Monday evening, according to a local news source. (map)
Around 10:20 p.m., 16-year-old Brendan Petry was walking on the tracks near the Fountain Street overpass when he was struck by an MBTA Commuter Rail train.
Petry was tragically pronounced dead as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. Brendan Petry was attending Ashland High School and was a promising young athlete that enjoyed playing soccer as a goalie. The accident remains under investigation at this time to determine cause and liability.
“Almost one death or injury per day occurs on the rail system in the United States. Many of these tragic deaths are avoidable, the rail system is antiquated and needs a complete overhaul to ensure the safety of pedestrians, drivers, and train passengers,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “The sympathies and prayers of everyone at Lexton Law Firm are with the family and friends of Brendan Petry during this difficult time.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.