Oceanside, CA – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Amtrak near Surfrider WySan Diego Legal News
Oceanside, CA (March 1, 2020) – A pedestrian was killed on Saturday night, February 29th, in Oceanside, California after being hit by an Amtrak train. Authorities reported that the accident occurred at the pedestrian crosswalk located near the 200 block of Surfrider Way around 1:19 a.m. Investigating authorities found that the engineer was traveling at 55 miles per hour when he noticed the man attempt to cross the railway.
Few details on the crash are available at this time. The victim was identified as a white male, but no other information is currently known. The identity of the deceased party has not yet been released.
An investigation into the crash is being handled by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Train Accidents in California
Pedestrians will often take shortcuts across or along railways that divide the city. In the event that the pedestrian is killed or injured while crossing the tracks, the train company will attempt to argue that the pedestrian was a trespasser. However, railways and train companies have a duty of care to prevent causing injury to pedestrians who travel on or near their tracks.
Pedestrian-train accidents are the leading cause of fatal railway accidents each year. Since 1997, more than 7,200 pedestrians have been killed after being struck by trains. On average, around 500 are killed each year.
An accomplished California personal injury lawyer can help surviving family members pursue recovery after an accident. The Coastal Legal Center has the experience necessary to increase your chances of a successful claim. Contact us today at (619) 231- 0724 to see how we can help.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, Coastal Legal Center strives to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in San Diego. 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. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.