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Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Amtrak Train in San Diego

By San Diego Car Accident Lawyer on August 21, 2012 - Comments off

An unidentified pedestrian was struck and killed by an Amtrak train travelling south in Bay Park on August 19 around 11:10 a.m. near Ashton Street and Morena Boulevard. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department stated that the pedestrian was found lying underneath the train when the deputies arrived at the accident scene.
According to the details provided by a passenger, the Amtrak train was traveling at a speed of approximately 70 mph when it fatally hit the pedestrian who seemed to be standing on the tracks. The Amtrak train was delayed about 80 minutes for the sheriff’s department to investigate the incident.
The pedestrian was critically injured and deputies pronounced him dead at the accident scene. Our law office offers sincere condolences to the deceased family and friends for such a heartrending loss.

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Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Metrolink Train at Rialto Train Station

By San Diego Car Accident Lawyer on May 1, 2012 - Comments off

35-year-old DeJuan De Mario Byrd was struck and killed by a Metrolink train on April 27 around 9:09 p.m. near the Rialto train station. According to San Bernardino County Coroner, the pedestrian was hit at the north Sycamore Avenue crossing by a westbound train as it was approaching the station.
If the train operator is determined to have been at fault in this case, then he could be held financially responsible for the injuries and damages caused.
The victim’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced San Bernardino County train accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights.
The victim’s family members may file a personal injury claim against the negligent train operator to obtain compensation to cover cost of treatment and other related damages.
Our law firm sends its condolences to the family members of the man killed in this tragic accident.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in San Bernardino County pedestrian accidents and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in traffic collision. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a train accident in Rialto due to a reckless driver, please order your free copy of The Ultimate California Car Accident Book. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.

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Amtrak Passenger Train Collides with Semi-Truck in Corcoran

By San Diego Car Accident Lawyer on January 22, 2009 - Comments off

An Amtrak passenger train, the 701 San Joaquin from Bakersfield to Sacramento, collided with the trailer of a semi-truck Thursday morning near the intersection with Avenue 144 in Corcoran, California.
Fortunately, the train did not derail and nobody was killed due to the crash. The train came to rest nearly a mile from the accident scene.
Although the train track intersection is controlled, the tractor trailer had entered the intersection before the control arms had closed the intersection. The driver was forced to stop at the intersection with Highway 43 due to oncoming traffic, leaving the trailer on the tracks.
The Jurewitz Law Group is happy that no deaths or serious injuries resulted from this trucking accident. However, this accident serves as a reminder of a very important lesson–never enter or cross a railroad crossing unless you can safely proceed through the intersection. Often, car drivers are caught on the intersection with a train bearing down on them when they could not initially cross the intersection. It is far safer to wait until it is safe to proceed completely through.

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