Brooklyn, NY – Pedestrian Struck by Train at Ditmas Ave & McDonald AveNY/NJ Legal News
Brooklyn, NY (November 1, 2023) – A traffic accident involving a pedestrian and a train occurred in Brooklyn on Wednesday, November 1.
Several responders went to the scene, located near 176 Ditmas Avenue and McDonald Avenue. According to local sources, an individual suffered fatal injuries when they were struck by a train in the area.
The wreck site was occupied by police, paramedics, and fire crews for an extended time on Tuesday afternoon, causing traffic delays in the area. At this time, the victim has not been publicly identified.
Authorities in Brooklyn are still investigating the details of the incident. No other information has currently been reported.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Train Wrecks in New York
Some of the most devastating accidents that occur in the United States involve trains. This is also true for the state of New York. On average, nearly 1,000 people are killed annually in railroad crashes in the United States. In 2022, there were over 1,300 subway-track incidents reported in New York City. Of these incidents, approximately 15% were accidental. Additionally, there are approximately three train derailments per day in the US, or an average of nearly 1,700 per year. These can occur for several different reasons, some of which involve negligence on the part of conductors, and maintenance crews, or due to inadequate warning devices. For example, over 80% of train crossings in the US do not have proper lights or gates in place to warn individuals of train crossings in the area.
Some of the most catastrophic and devastating traffic accidents in the US involve trains. If a passenger vehicle or pedestrian is involved in a train collision, someone may end up losing their life in mere seconds. If you or someone you love were recently hurt in a train crash, talking to an attorney may be in your best interest. A lawyer can help you gather full and fair financial compensation that can help you cover the losses and damages that may have resulted from the crash.
If you have lost someone you love in a fatal accident, your life may be seriously devastated. Especially if you are aware that their accident was caused by negligence, an attorney can help you recover compensation for a long list of damages. You should not have to worry about money at a time like this or have to wonder how you will cover the costs that may be piling up against you. Compensation may be available for things such as:
- Funeral costs
- Medical care
- Therapy expenses
- Loss of life enjoyment
Our experienced and skilled wrongful death attorneys at the law office of Metro Law are here to help you. We have a professional and personal duty to make sure that your legal rights are protected and exercised, and that you are not victimized by the negligent actions of another person, party, or entity. Please contact our experienced train accident lawyers in Brooklyn at (888) 484-1476 to find out how our skilled legal team can help you.