SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA (January 13, 2017) – At least one person was killed on Friday morning after a train struck a car near the intersection of Lafayette Street and Agnew Road, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 10:00 am at the intersection of Lafayette Street and Agnew Road. A Capitol Corridor train struck an unidentified vehicle that was on the tracks for an unknown reason.
At least one person inside the vehicle was killed, and no passengers on board the train reported any injuries. 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 Attorney 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 Santa Clara, Sacramento, San Jose, 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.