OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA (February 15, 2017) – A man was hit and killed by a train on Wednesday night, near the intersection of Cassidy and Broadway Street, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 7:00 p.m. A southbound Amtrak train, traveling at around 55 mph, observed a man lying across the railroad tracks. The conductor attempted to brake, but was unable to stop in time and struck the man. Responding emergency personnel tragically declared the unidentified man dead at the scene.
It is unknown if he was struck by another train first or what caused him to be on the tracks in the first place. The investigation is ongoing 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.
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 Oceanside, Los Angeles, San Diego, and 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.