A twenty eight year old man was killed this morning when he was struck by an Amtrak train in a Northridge train accident. According to the Los Angeles Times, the man was walking on the railroad tracks when he was hit by the Amtrak passenger train near Lindley Ave. in Northridge, California. Los Angeles Fire Department rescuers declared the man dead at the scene.
According to the Los Angeles police department, nobody on the train was injured in the California train accident. The reason the man was on the tracks and hit by the train remains unknown to investigators.
Possible causes of this train accident in California may include a suicide attempt by the man or an accident in which the person does not notice warnings of an approaching train or a failure by the train company to warn of the impending danger. In some circumstances, a pedestrian will cross tracks after a train goes by, not realizing that another train may be approaching on nearby tracks in an opposite direction. For this reason it is always advisable to be extra cautious when walking or driving near railroad tracks or crossings.
Unfortunately, California train accidents happen far too frequently and many of them are preventable and are caused by human error. Our California train accident lawyers handle California train accident wrongful death and injury cases. If you or a loved one have been affected by a California train accident, it is important to call a California train accident lawyer right away to investigate whether or not there was negligence in the cause of the California train crash. Our California train crash attorneys are available for a free consultation at 1-866-INJURY-2 [1-866-465-8792].