Austin, TX – Pedestrian Killed By Train Near 51st Street And Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX (March 18, 2019) – Just after midnight Saturday, Austin-Travis County EMS responded to the scene of an accident involving a train and a pedestrian.
According to police, the pedestrian was traveling near 51st Street and Airport Boulevard when he was hit and killed by a train. CapMetro transported all passengers on board by bus to cooperate with authorities during the investigation. Services between MLK Boulevard and Highland, as well as MLK and downtown Austin, were disrupted during the investigation. The incident remains under investigation at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the man who lost his life in this incident. Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Pedestrian accidents that involve a motor-vehicle accident often sustain serious injuries. Unfortunately, pedestrians who are struck by massive vehicles, like trains, often sustain catastrophic or fatal injuries.
In 2017, fatality accidents that involved pedestrian in Texas took the lives of 614 people that year. The number of fatalities increased by more than 9 percent for the previous year.
When accident victims sustain fatal injuries, they often leave behind overwhelming financial devastation for surviving family members. Fortunately, individuals in Texas can contact a wrongful death attorney to assist them with filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party.
The Benton Law Firm has successfully represented injured Texas accident victims recover millions of dollars in compensation for the injuries and damages that they sustained as a result of the negligent, reckless or careless actions of another person. We have the proven case results to back up that statement. Wrongful death claims enable surviving family members to obtain compensation for funeral expenses, medical expenses, lost wages, and various other damages resulting from the incident. If you were seriously injured or your loved one lost their lives in a pedestrian accident, due to the negligent acts of another party, contact the Benton Law Firm to speak with a skilled personal injury attorney about your accident to find out if you have the right to pursue a claim at (214) 219-4878. The consultation is free. Call us today.
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