CALIFORNIA LEGAL BLOG

Bystander Dead After Sun Valley Train Accident

A bystander was struck by a train in Sun Valley on Friday, November 6th. The Los Angeles Fire Department was the first responder at the scene. The incident happened at around 10:30 a.m. when the train was traveling on Sunland Boulevard’s tracks. The person, who is yet to be identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. The train that struck them was a cargo train operated by Metrolink. Several tracks were closed as a result of the crash. An investigation into the circumstances of the crash is still ongoing.

Can Train Accident Victims Pursue A Claim Against Train Operating Companies?

In general, they can and they should. If the victim was a mere bystander who did not intentionally put themselves in harm’s way, yet was struck by a train that passed, the next living kin should pursue a claim on their behalf. Train operating companies tend to have insurance specifically for this kind of situation. You should consult a lawyer first, however, before taking any further actions. We provide a free legal consultation, available 24/7, which you can get by calling (800) 310-1606.

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