BLASDELL, NEW YORK (December 12, 2016) – A pedestrian suffered fatal injuries after she was struck by a train on Monday evening on Lake Avenue, according to several news sources. (map)
The accident happened around 10:30 pm on the tracks near Lake Avenue. A pedestrian identified only as a female was struck by a freight train operated by CSX Transportation.
The woman was tragically killed as a result of her injuries. An investigation is ongoing to determine cause and liability in this tragic accident, and video footage from the train is also being investigated.
“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, a personal injury law firm.
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.