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FREMONT: Cesilia Ortega Killed In Train Accident By Alvarado Boulevard Near Lake Arrowhead Avenue


Nov 16, 2018

Cesilia Ortega Accident: 35-Year-Old Cesilia Ortega Died In Fremont Train Accident By Alvarado Boulevard Near Lake Arrowhead Avenue

 FREMONT, CALIFORNIA (November 16, 2018) A 35-year-old woman identified as Cesilia Ortega was tragically killed in a Union Pacific train accident around 10:27 p.m.

A train conductor said that the woman was hit while she walked across the tracks at Alvarado Boulevard Near Lake Arrowhead Avenue. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the train accident and pronounced the victim dead.

There is an ongoing investigation into what may have caused the accident.

The victim’s sister Augustina Ortega set up a Go Fund Me account to help the family with funeral expenses.

Go Fund Me For Cesilia Ortega

Those who wish to help the victim’s family can do so through her Go Fund Me page. According to Augustina Ortega, “On November 7th, 2018 I lost my sister Cesilia Ortega in a tragic accident. We were defiantly not prepared for her death since she was only 35 and was taken from us at such a young age. I am asking for your help because I believe my father is already dealing with the loss of his first born. No father should ever have to bury his child. We are raising funds for her funeral service. Cesilia Ortega was a beautiful soul who deserves to be celebrated. After a loved one passes, be encouraged by their passing and legacy. Instead of crying, live an inspired, spiritual and happy life. Live each day with encouragement knowing that they are proud and smiling down on you from Heaven. We appreciate any donations and also suggestions. Thank you very much from my family and I.”

Liability In Train Accidents

Ever year hundreds of people are killed or seriously injured in train accidents. Pedestrian accidents tend to occur at or near railway crossings. Depending on a number of factors a city or train company may face civil liability for a pedestrian accident. For example, the area designated for a railway crossing should be consistent with the terrain surrounding it. This is a design concept known as gradient. A consistent gradient will allow drivers and pedestrians to cross the tracks in a seamless fashion.

Railway crossings should also have a system in place to warn pedestrians and vehicles of incoming trains. This includes auditory cues as well as flashing lights and crossing arms. There should be a clear line of sight on both sides of the train tracks. Trees, buildings, parked vehicles and other obstacles might obscure a pedestrians ability to see an oncoming train. A wrongful death attorney can investigate your claim and let you know what your rights are. Victims of train accidents may be entitled to damages.

Getting Help From A Wrongful Death Attorney

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Cesilia Ortega as they are going through such a difficult time. We encourage everyone to donate to the  Go Fund Me that has been set up for her family. It is our sincere hope that the city of Fremont will investigate the scene of this accident thoroughly. Steps should be taken to help make sure this doesn’t happen again.

If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in a train accident in Fremont you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys can examine the facts of your case and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued. We focus exclusively on personal injury law and can help you get the justice that you deserve. Whether you need a police report after an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

 Sources:

  1. Harry Harris. Woman killed by train last week in Fremont identified. 2018
  2. Grossman. Liability for Train Accidents at Railroad Crossings. 2018. 2018

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