One Fatality in Freight Train Crash in 47th Avenue East Oakland
Oakland, CA (May 19, 2020)– On Tuesday morning, one unidentified man died in a freight train crash in 47th Avenue and San Leandro Street.
The crash occurred at around 5:17 a.m. on May 19. Dispatched officers arrived and located the pedestrian down on the scene.
According to reports, the Union Pacific freight train was heading southbound and had just passed High Street when it struck the man near the intersection of 47th Avenue and San Leandro Street. The man was walking on the tracks when being hit.
Emergency personnel pronounced him dead at the scene. No other injuries reported in the incident.
Moreover, the Union Pacific police and the Alameda County Coroner’s Office continue the investigation to determine the cause of his death.
Sweet Lawyers extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of the pedestrian killed on 47th Avenue.
Pending Investigation of Pedestrian Killed in 47th Avenue
With today’s current state of affairs, more individuals have taken it upon themselves to walk outside daily. The increase in foot traffic is resulting in a surge of pedestrian accidents, similar to the article reported above.
In that case, the family of the victim should be aware of their rights under the law. They may be a right to file a lawsuit against the person, person’s or company responsible for the loss of their loved one. The victim’s family may have the right to seek compensation for their loss; some common examples include funeral expenses, medical bills, and others.
While assigning blame is usually one of the last things you would consider doing in a time of a devastating loss due to a car accident, it is important to make sure your family is covered in the face of tragedy. Call our offices now at (800) 674-7852 and let us help you deal with the legal process. Sweet lawyers understand that dealing with a wrongful death of your loved one is truly painful, but we are here for you every step of the way so that you can grieve in peace. Don’t worry, you won’t pay a dime until we settle your case.