FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (February 20, 2017) – A man was killed on Monday afternoon after he was struck by an Amtrak train near California Avenue, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 1:20 p.m. near East Avenue and California Avenue. A bicyclist, identified only as a male, was heading east when he crossed the train tracks and was struck by a southbound Amtrak train. The bicyclist was rushed to Community Regional Hospital where he sadly succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
“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.
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. Serving Fresno, San Jose, Los Angeles, throughout California, 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.