Earlier today a Tri-Rail train crashed into a car at Linton Boulevard and the CSX tracks, leaving a car passenger dead. No one on the train sustained any injuries. Police were called in the early morning hours regarding the accident, and when they arrived, they were initially unable to locate the car because of the “significant” distance the train had dragged the car. Police have yet to determine if there was more than one passenger in the car, but the driver of the car was pronounced dead.
Preliminarily, police believe the driver of the car tried to bypass the gate as it was lowering its arms to allow the train to pass. Due to the increase in the number of suicide by train, the police are looking into the driver’s motive behind the accident; police are trying to determine if the driver was suicidal or was simply trying to save time by beating the train. Buses were brought to the accident scene to transport passengers to their respective locations.
Tri-Rail hits car, 1 killed in in Delray Beach, www.palmbeachpost.com October 3, 2012.
Train crashes are almost always deadly. As one police officer stated in regards to this case, “A car versus a Tri-Rail train. The chances are you’re not going to win. Unfortunately the consequences of losing are death.” However, innocent bystanders and passengers should not suffer injuries because of another person’s negligent or reckless actions. If you or a loved one has been involved in any type of motor vehicle accident, call the personal injury attorneys at the Friedland Law Group today! Jonathan Friedland and Michael Carmona, the motor vehicle accident attorneys at the Friedland Law Group, are dedicated to helping accident victims recover the compensation for their injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering! Call the Miami personal injury attorneys at (305) 661-2008 for your free consultation.
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