SLIDELL, LOUISIANA (December 21, 2016) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train on Wednesday night near Front Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 10:30 pm at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Front Street. A pedestrian identified only as a male was struck by a train in the area for unknown reasons.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead by responding medical personnel. Authorities are continuing their investigation to determine what happened and why the man was hit.
“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. Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 864-6664. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.