UPDATE: Jila Jandaghi killed in Metrolink accident in Northridge
NORTHRIDGE, CA (June 2, 2022) – Jila Jandaghi, 21 of Granada Hills, was killed in a Metrolink accident around the Northridge area of the San Fernando Valley according to Bakersfield.com.
Metrolink officials reported that a train may have hit a person around 6 a.m. on Tuesday.
Paramedics arrived at the scene and declared Jandaghi dead.
Metrolink spokesperson Scott Johnson told the L.A. Times that Jila Jandaghi was not in a pedestrian designated area at the time of the accident.
The train had around 40 passengers on board and no other injuries were reported.
The Metrolink accident caused delays of four other train lines, but were back to regular service around 10:00 a.m.
We will update this story with more details as additional information becomes available.
UPDATE: The pedestrian who was killed in the accident was identified as Jila Jandaghi, 21, of Granada Hills, CA.
Liability In Northridge Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:
- Drunk driving
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Northridge Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jila Jandaghi. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
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