Woman in Wheelchair Injured in Train Collision near Pacific Highway [San Diego, CA]

Woman in Wheelchair Injured in Train Collision near Pacific Highway [San Diego, CA]
Woman in Wheelchair Injured in Train Collision near Pacific Highway [San Diego, CA]

Commuter Train Strikes Woman in Wheelchair near Old Town

 
SAN DIEGO, CA (June 20, 2018) – On Wednesday morning, a woman in a wheelchair was struck and injured in a train collision near Pacific Highway. Her identity was not immediately released to the public.
 
The accident occurred around 7:40 AM, according to San Diego Police. The site of the crash was near West Washington Street and Pacific Highway, and halted train services to the Santa Fe Depot. Witnesses stated that the woman was trying to cross the tracks but her wheelchair got stuck on the rails.
 
A man was pushing her across the tracks when the wheel became stuck. He was unable to move the wheelchair in time, and the train struck the woman. She sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken by an ambulance to the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center in Hillcrest. There is no update on her current medical condition at this time.
 
The train was traveling at 50 mph when the engineer noticed the pedestrian. The engineer soiunded the horn and activated the emergency brakes, but was unable to avoid the collision. Coaster services stopped at the Old Town Transit Station for about two hours, while officials investigated the scene.
 
Anyone with additional information about this incident is urged to contact the sheriff’s department’s non-emergency line by calling (858) 565-5200.
 
Accidents involving trains can be incredibly dangerous, due to the size and weight of locomotives. Do not attempt to go near the tracks, especially if you see a train approaching. Always stay alert when driving, biking, or walking near train tracks.


If you or a loved one was injured in a train collision, contact the experienced auto accident lawyers at Sweet Law Group. We promise to work for you, until we achieve the proper compensation and justice that you and your family deserve. Call our offices at (800) 203-3061 for a free consultation with a legal professional in your area. You can also reach us by email, online chat, and text message.
 

 

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