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UPDATE: Jupiter Ganymede Marley, Jason Clary Killed In Berkeley Amtrak Train Accident


Sep 22, 2019

Jupiter Marley Berkeley: Jupiter Ganymede Marley, Jason Clary Killed In Berkeley Amtrak Train Accident

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA (September 22, 2019) – Two homeless men identified as Jupiter Ganymede Marley and Jason Clary were tragically killed in an Amtrak train accident. 

Berkeley police are saying that the Jupiter Ganymede Marley and Jason Clary were recently evicted from a homeless camp on Caltrans property near Berkeley Aquatic Park. 

The circumstances leading up to the Berkeley Amtrak train accident that killed Jupiter Ganymede Marley and Jason Clary remains ongoing. Police are saying that the collision took place near the Amtrak station by University Avenue at about 8:10 p.m.

Liability In Amtrak Train Accidents

Train stations have a legal responsibility to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner in order to prevent accidents. This includes maintaining adequate railroad crossings with warning lights and sounds for approaching trains. Even if a pedestrian is laying on a set of train tracks the train operator is not free to simply run them over. 

According to the Streets Blog USA, The Federal Railroad Administration estimates that 500 people die every year walking on railroad tracks. All train operators are supposed to scan the railroad tracks for pedestrians. If they see a pedestrian they must sound their horn to warn the pedestrian and slow down their train. 

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 pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. 

Investigating An Amtrak Train Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the families of Jupiter Ganymede Marley and Jason Clary. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the Berkeley police department as they continue their investigation. It is our sincere hope that measures will be put in place to prevent additional accidents like this. 

Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a 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 care deeply about working to get families the answers and justice that they deserve. 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 (888) 888-9285. 

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