VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA (February 22, 2017) – An unidentified male pedestrian was killed in a collision with an Amtrak train on Wednesday morning near Hawkins and Byrne Road, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 11:44 a.m. on the southbound side of Hawkins Road and Byrne Road. A pedestrian was struck by an Amtrak train in the area and was located by several law enforcement agencies that responded to the scene. The pedestrian was tragically pronounced dead at the scene from injuries he sustained in the accident.
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 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 Vacaville, 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.