Estill, SC (December 1, 2018) – On Friday morning, November 30, a CSX railroad worker was struck and killed in an accident near the main street in Estill. The worker has since been identified by police as John Youmans.
Youmans died in the accident around 10 a.m., according to the coroner. The accident took place at the tracks near Martin Luther King Boulevard. At the time, police say that he had been performing general maintenance on the railroad tracks.
CSX is currently working with law enforcement at the scene of the accident. Youmans worked for CSX for 10 years and is survived by his wife, Kelly, and their three children.
At this time, the accident is being fully investigated.
We would like to take a moment to extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of John Youmans, as we understand just how difficult it can be to lose somebody close to you in an accident that you believe could have been prevented. Luckily, there is hope as you navigate through the legal system and work toward results.
Train Accident in Georgia
The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that there are approximately 600 deaths and 2,300 injuries in serious train accidents that happen every year across Georgia. Though these accidents do not happen as commonly as motor vehicle accidents, they have a tendency to cause more serious injuries and a greater likelihood of causing fatalities as well. If you have lost somebody close to you in one of these accidents, it is important to note that you have many rights and protections during this difficult time.
At the Nye Law Group, we have taken on the responsibility of standing up for the rights of those who have suffered severe losses in serious accidents across Georgia. You have the right to bring a Georgia wrongful death claim if you have lost somebody due to what you believe is the negligence of others. If your loved one has been killed due to recklessness, you might wonder how you will be able to keep up with the medical bills, funeral costs, and other bills that continue to pile up. Turn to an attorney with personal injury experience in multiple areas who can help you receive proven case results. Contact us at 912-200-5230 to find out what we can do for you.
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Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.