Redwood City, California – Pedestrian Dies after Train Accident at Brewster Avenue Grade Crossing
Redwood City, California (July 6, 2018) – Local news sources reported that a fatal accident took place at the Brewster Avenue Grade crossing in Redwood City. The incident happened at approximately 5:09 PM in the late afternoon on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Authorities have not revealed any details concerning the people involved in the accident at this time.
Based on initial reports, a pedestrian man was standing near the crossing at Brewster Avenue Grade as a southbound train approached. Without warning, the train slammed into the pedestrian. Officials declared the male victim sustained severe trauma as a result of the impact and succumbed to his major injuries.
A total of 454 passengers had been riding on the train and none of these individuals were injured.
Afterward, trains were forced to travel across a single track for over an hour due to delays in the entire railroad system. Reports indicate this accident marks the fifth death for the system overall for 2018.
As of now, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Transit Police Bureau, patrol officers of Caltrain, has assumed control over the ongoing investigation.
We extend our deepest condolences and most heartfelt prayers to the family and friends of the deceased man during this difficult time.
Authorities are working hard to determine what specifically caused the crash but have not disclosed if the train engineer or the company that owns the train will be held liable for the accident.
In the case of an accident resulting in fatalities, the family members of the victim will have the legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive much-needed compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills and tragic loss.
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.
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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.