Kyle Hutchinson Mossbrae Falls: 33-Year-Old Pedestrian Identified As Kyle Hutchinson Was Injured In Union Pacific Train Accident Near Dunsmuir Along Shasta Retreat
MOSSBRAE FALLS, CALIFORNIA (February 19, 2019) – A 33-year-old man identified as Kyle Hutchinson was injured in a train accident not far from Dunsmuir.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the Union Pacific Train hit the victim around 11:00 a.m. First responders are saying that the conductor sounded the horn before the accident.
Kyle Hutchinson say the train coming and was able to step off the railroad tracks. Some part of the train still clipped him and knocked him down.
A helicopter was dispatched to the scene of the accident in order to take the victim to the hospital. He told authorities that he was unaware the railroad tracks were in use at the time.
An investigation into the Union Pacific train accident remains ongoing.
Liability In Train Accidents
Pedestrian accidents involving trains are actually much more common than many people realize. It has been estimated that there were 2,107 train accidents in the United States in 2017. This has resulted in 807 injuries and 274 deaths. Depending on the facts of any case a train operator or company could face civil liability if they hit someone. Conductors are supposed to scan the tracks ahead of them and use their horn to warn of their presence.
Victims of train accidents may be able to recover damages through a personal injury claim. A pedestrian accident attorney can evaluate all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are. Damages in a personal injury claim can include compensation for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. There are statute of limitations associated with being able to file a claim, so it’s important to act quickly.
Getting Help After A Train Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Kyle Hutchinson as he continues to recover. It is our sincere hope that there are steps taken to help prevent similar accidents in the future. Any person that may have witnessed the accident should come forward and speak with investigators for the sake of all those affected.
Have you or someone that you love been involved in a train accident? You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have about your rights. We’ve successfully resolved thousands of claims on behalf of our clients and are here to help take care of your medical and financial needs. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need a free investigation into your case we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.