A 65-year old man was killed when a train ran over him on the 400 block of West Olmos Drive, downtown of the city’s North Side, on a Tuesday afternoon, October 12.
The incident happened at around 5:00 PM on the 400 block of West Olmos Drive, downtown of North Side.
Eyewitnesses told officials on the scene that the man was pushing a grocery cart across railroad tracks when the cart became stuck.
Sgt. Raul Zuniga, with the San Antonio police, said the man worked to release the cart before being run over by an approaching train and was killed instantly.
Local authorities are further investigating the case.
Fatal Train Accident Statistics
The vast majority of people use public transportation to get to work, school, and other destinations. It’s a less expensive and faster alternative to driving. Unfortunately, public transportation-related accidents are also on the rise. Taking a school bus, tour bus, public bus, trolley, metro, or train should not mean risking your life.
Pedestrians and passengers frequently become involved in accidents in the hands of drivers who are incompetent, poorly trained, or reckless. A single driver error has the potential to ruin or take the lives of dozens of people in a matter of seconds.
According to the US Department of Transportation, the majority of train-car collisions in the US occur at railroad crossings which estimate that there are approximately 5,800 collisions each year. More than 2,300 people were injured in these mishaps, with 600 people dying as a result. Derailments, poorly maintained tracks, noncompliance with safety standards, inadequate security, and other negligence issues are all common causes of fatal train accidents.
San Antonio Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Train Accidents.
If you’ve lost a loved one in a fatal train accident, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. You may be overcome with grief and sorrow following the unexpected death of a loved one, leaving you vulnerable to manipulation by insurance companies.
A wrongful death claim might assist the victim’s family in receiving compensation for the damages caused by the accident. This includes medical expenditures, pain, suffering, lost pay, diminished future earnings potential, scarring or disfigurement, decreased enjoyment of life, and various other intangible losses.
A claim must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. If you’re dealing with a municipality-owned public bus or train system, keep this in mind. If you’re uncertain who the defendant is or when to file, consult with an attorney.
An experienced attorney from Arash Law can serve as a reliable legal guide for the victim’s family during this difficult time. Call Arash Law at (888) 398-4017 or send us an email to schedule a free case evaluation. Our train accident attorneys have a lot of experience dealing with insurance companies.