Kannapolis, NC (November 15, 2018) – On Wednesday morning, November 14, one person was struck and killed in a fatal train accident while they were walking with a friend.
Police arrived at the scene of the accident around 11:45 a.m. near the intersection of Ridge Avenue and D Street. The victim’s friend said that the two were walking on the tracks at the time when they noticed that the train was quickly approaching behind them. The victim wasn’t able to jump off of the tracks in time.
The two had been walking toward a nearby store at the time. The friend was not injured in the accident. Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash at this time.
We would like to take a moment to extend our sincere condolences to the friends and family of the loved one who lost his life in this severe accident. These accidents are completely unexpected and change lives.
Train Accident in North Carolina
Train accidents involving pedestrians almost always lead to serious injuries or fatalities due to the fact that pedestrians have few protections against these large modes of transportation. This is why train drivers and railroad companies owe a special duty of care to those who can be vastly affected by these accidents. In 2011 alone, 164 people were involved in serious train accidents in North Carolina that ended in injuries or fatalities.
If you have lost somebody close to you in a train accident, liability and a variety of other factors might become prevalent in your case. This is why it is important for the family of the loved one to be able to gather evidence that will help you bring a claim against a party who acted in a negligent fashion. At the Nye Law Group, we have made it our responsibility to help those who need us the most after they have lost somebody close to them in an accident. With more than a decade of experience handling these claims, we would like to handle your claim for you and your family when you need us the most. Do not hesitate to contact us today at 912-200-5230.
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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.