Santa Clarita, CA (September 13, 2023) A pedestrian was struck by a Metrolink train in Santa Clarita early Wednesday morning. The Los Angeles County Fire Department hasn’t shared the pedestrian’s condition
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Fire Department told City News Service that they responded around 6:00 a.m. to the report of a collision involving a train and a pedestrian. It happened near Ruether Avenue and Soledad Canyon Road.
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Metrolink officials reported that train number 202 struck someone on the tracks between Santa Clarita and Via Princessa stations. They had to close the train track into mid-morning which caused delays and cancellations on the Antelope Valley Train Line.
The accident is currently being investigated.
Liability In Santa Clarita 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:
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 factors of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Pedestrian Accident In Santa Clarita
We at Accident News Now extend well wishes to the person struck by the train in this accident. 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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