San Jose, CA – Bicyclist Hospitalized after Violent Collision with VTA Light Rail along Santa Teresa-Alum Rock Line near Santa Teresa Station
San Jose, CA (September 3, 2018) – Local authorities confirmed a bicyclist required hospitalization as the result of a violent collision with a VTA light rail train that took place along the Santa Teresa-Alum Rock line near the Santa Teresa station. The incident occurred at approximately 2:50 PM on Sunday, September 2, 2018. At this time, no detailed information concerning the identities of the people involved in the crash has been revealed.
Presently, the circumstances surrounding the collision were not immediately established. Authorities confirmed the bicyclist had been trapped underneath the VTA train as the result of the collision. Sometime later, emergency personnel transported the victim to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for injuries of an unspecified nature.
Officials have not specified if anyone aboard the train was injured during the crash.
At this time, the investigation is ongoing. As more evidence continues to surface, more information will be released to public sources.
We extend our most heartfelt prayers and our most loving thoughts to the injured bicyclist and wish this individual a swift and efficient recovery.
Bicycle and Train Collision in San Jose
Based on the information presented in the report, authorities are unsure of why the bicyclist and the train collided at the Santa Teresa Station. As part of the ongoing investigation, a thorough forensic examination of the bicycle, the train, and photos of the crash site will help officials determine if mechanical issues or system failure forced the collision. Likewise, investigators will consider if drugs, alcohol, negligence, recklessness, or distracted driving contributed to the accident in any way.
In the event of a violent collision of this nature, the non-guilty injured victims may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. Through legal intervention, these individuals can receive compensation for multiple inconveniences including painful injuries and medical bills.
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.
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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 for all those involved in the accident.