Metrolink train hits pedestrian crossing at 70 MPH, killing victim

According to Onscene.TV, a breaking news source, there was a fatal train accident that occurred in which a pedestrian was struck and killed on Sunday evening.

Per the report, a Metrolink train was reportedly traveling from Oceanside to San Bernardino when it unexpectedly struck a body and halted.  The conductor of the train stated that he had located a deceased body just half a mile behind the train where it stopped.

Rescue crews consisting of paramedics and various agencies such as the OC Sheriff’s Department, Orange Police Department, Orange Fire, and others all responded to the scene of the Orange County train crash.

Unfortunately, the victim died at the scene.  The victim’s name was not yet released, sources said.

The pedestrian may have been trying to cross the tracks before the train struck the victim at a speed of 70 MPH, stated the conductor.

In an Orange County Register news article about the train accident, the Orange Police stated that the incident was ruled as a suicide.  There were no further comments regarding the details of the collision.

California train accidents are a huge safety and legal issue for anyone, and there are no words that can be said for such a tragic occurrence.  From our firm, we extend our deepest condolences and prayers for all who were affected.

We implore the Transit Bureau Services as well as those leading the investigation to consider the details thoroughly, to determine the exact cause of this wrongful death.

If a loved one or you have personally suffered in an accident, the next step is to find an experienced Orange County wrongful death attorney.  Wrongful death claims are generally more complex and almost always more overwhelming, especially in this case of a fatal train accident.  Call us today at 1-844-MAYFIRM for a free consultation.

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