Pedestrian Killed In Pacoima Metrolink Train Accident By Paxton Street and San Fernando Road
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (November 2, 2019) – A pedestrian was tragically killed in an accident involving a Metrolink train by Paxton Street and San Fernando Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 5:40 p.m. The victim was hit by a southbound train at the Pacoima crossing.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. But they were later pronounced dead due to their injuries.
Liability In Train Accidents
There are a number of sources of potential liability for a train accident. Train operators have a responsibility to scan the tracks ahead of them and brake to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a train engineer fails to take steps to avoid hitting pedestrians the train company that they work for could face civil liability. The family of any victim that died in a train accident may have legal recourse through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Damages in a civil claim can help cover funeral expenses, lost wages, medical bills and loss of love.
Investigating A Metrolink Train Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a Metrolink train accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are comitted to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.