Thomas Alderete killed by Amtrak Train in North Hollywood
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA (June 30, 2022) – Thomas Alderete, 67, was struck and killed by an Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train in North Hollywood Friday night according to Patch News.
The accident occurred around 10:15 p.m. where firefighters were called to 12323 Sherman Way near the Hollywood Freeway, or the 170.
Emergency response officials found Thomas Alderete lying on the ground and was pronounced dead on the scene by the coroner’s office, noting that Alderete died of multiple blunt force injuires.
No other details are available at this time.
We will update this story with more information as it becomes available, such as the cause and nature of the accident.
Liability In North Hollywood 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 North Hollywood Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Thomas Alderete. 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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