KTVU News reports that two separate pedestrian accidents occurred this past Thursday in 2 different train accidents. In one accident, a train headed toward Sacramento struck and killed a pedestrian in San Leandro. Capitol Corridor train No. 528 running between San Jose and Sacramento struck the man while he was crossing Davis Street. In the second accident, San Joaquin train No. 701 from Bakersfield to Sacramento struck a pedestrian west of Merced.
If you have been injured or a loved one has suffered a wrongful death in any type of pedestrian accident, it is important to speak to an experienced Sacramento pedestrian accident lawyer immediately to protect your rights and discuss your next steps.
Pedestrian accidents include any time an individual is struck and injured or killed by a motor vehicle, such as a car, motorcycle, truck or train. Several factors affect whether the driver may be found responsible for an accident and as a result must compensate you for your injuries. For example – was the pedestrian following the rules of the road such as crossing in a cross-walk, crossing with a walk sign or only crossing railroad tracks when the gates are up and no lights are flashing? Conversely, was the driver of the car, truck, motorcycle or train driving responsibly? Was he or she following all safety precautions – including not using a cell phone or texting – was the driver following all appropriate safety precautions and all the necessary rules of the road?
Pedestrian accidents often involve very serious injuries – in large part because little protects an individual from harm when struck by such a greater force.
For more information or if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident please contact the dedicated Sacramento pedestrian accident lawyer and personal injury lawyer at Sette Law Office.