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Long Beach, CA (December 17, 2019) – A victim, identified only as a man in his 30s, suffered critical injuries after falling off a Metro station platform and being struck by a train in Long Beach. The incident was reported at around 5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 14th, at the Metro station located at Pacific Avenue and Fifth Street.
Officials with the Long Beach Fire Department stated that the man fell from the platform and was subsequently struck by a train and trapped underneath a rail car. Rescue crews removed the victim and he was promptly transported to a nearby hospital. He is currently listed in critical condition.
The victim was reported to have suffered upper and lower body injuries, according to a spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
In the year 2016, California saw 232 deaths and injuries occur on train tracks around the state. Regardless of exactly where the accident takes place, train accidents in California are often fatal or critically injuries due to the sheer nature of such powerful vehicles. Finding representation to protect your rights during such a time is extremely important.
At The May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly criminal entities accountable for the devastation they cause. If you have lost a loved one in a train accident because of a reckless, criminal, or otherwise negligent party, please don’t hesitate to leave us a message or call (844) 629-3476 for a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys today.
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