Bakersfield, California – Pedestrian Severely Injured after Train Accident near Willow Driver
Bakersfield, California (July 9, 2018) – The Kern County Sheriff’s Office reported that a pedestrian sustained serious injuries after a train accident that took place near Willow Drive. The incident occurred at approximately 8:00 PM at night on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Authorities have not revealed any detailed information concerning the identities of the people involved in the collision at this time.
As per the CHP report, a pedestrian man was chasing after his dog near Willow Drive when, without warning, he ran into the path of an oncoming train. First responders reported the victim suffered traumatic injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. At present, the extent of his injuries has not been disclosed.
As of now, the investigation is ongoing. As more evidence begins to surface, more information will be released to public sources.
We extend our most heartfelt prayers and loving thoughts to the pedestrian and wish him a swift and efficient recovery during this difficult time.
Authorities are working hard to determine what additional factors may have caused the crash. Forensic teams will examine photographs of the crash site and might inspect the train for mechanical issues or system failure. Officials will also consider if alcohol, drugs, negligence, or recklessness also played any part in the events leading up to the crash. Authorities have not specified if the train operator or the company that owns the train will be held liable.
In the case of a brutal accident caused by negligence or distracted driving, the non-guilty victims will have legal rights to file personal injury lawsuits against the guilty parties. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills, vehicle insurance, or painful injuries.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.