One unidentified pedestrian was killed after getting struck by a train in Gaviota on Sunday afternoon, September 5.
According to the initial reports from local authorities, the crash took place one mile south of Mariposa Reina in Gaviota at around 1:15 p.m.
The pedestrian was struck by a passing train for unclear reasons. The circumstances leading up to the accident have not been established.
Emergency personnel later arrived at the scene and declared the pedestrian dead at the scene. The identity of the pedestrian has not been disclosed.
Information about the accident is limited at the moment. Local authorities are further investigating the cause of the accident.
Fatal Train Accident Statistics
Everyone’s lives are affected by public transportation. It’s an inexpensive way to move around town without having to worry about finding a parking spot or paying for petrol. Accidents involving public transportation vehicles are unfortunately on the rise.
According to the National Transportation Safety Bureau, in the US, at least one person or a vehicle is hit by a train about every two hours. Nearly 1,000 people are killed every year in train accidents. Approximately 2,300 people are injured, and 600 people are killed as a result of these accidents.
More than half of all fatal train accidents occur at train crossings that lack active safety equipment, have insufficient safety devices, or have no safety measures at all to warn naïve motorists.
Since 1997, there have been more than 7,200 pedestrian railway-related deaths in the United States. Pedestrian railroad accidents are now one of the most common causes of death on American railways.
Pedestrian railroad accidents can be caused by various circumstances, including negligence, outdated technology, exposed rail access, visibility, and a fast train. These factors will be taken into account by the authorities during the investigation.
Shasta County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Train Accidents
Following the unfortunate accident, the victim’s family may be filled with grief and sorrow. They can be unsure of what to do next. After the accident, the best course of action is to speak with an expert attorney who can assist them in filing a wrongful death claim.
The victim’s family is entitled to compensation for both economic and non-economic damages following the death of a loved one through a wrongful death claim.
Arash Law’s attorneys understand the losses victims face following a train disaster and know how to safeguard your claim from lowball tactics. Allow us to defend your legal claim to compensation so you can concentrate on getting back on your feet.