12/10/2010 // San Francisco, CA, US // Mary Alexander // San Francisco injury attorney Mary Alexander
Redwood City, CA (Bay Area Injury Lawyer News)—A male pedestrian suffered unspecified injuries after being run over by a Caltrain in Redwood City, a suburb on the San Francisco Peninsula. The injurious pedestrian-train accident happened around 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2010, as reported by the Mercury News. While the victim’s identity and condition were not released, nine people lost their lives on Caltrain tracks since the beginning of this year. Seasoned San Francisco injury attorney Mary Alexander also noted, “In 2006, pedestrians accounted for 3 percent of the 42,000 deaths and 2.6 million injuries due to motor vehicle accidents. In all, 4,784 people who lost their lives on the road weren’t even in a vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.”
Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said a southbound Caltrain struck the pedestrian, who was on the tracks at the Whipple Avenue railway crossing. Dunn contended all gates, including one for pedestrians and one for vehicles, along with lights and bells were functioning when the collision occurred. A full investigation would be required to determine whether suicidal tendencies played a roll in the Redwood City accident. “Caltrain reminds people to be cautious around railroad tracks and never go around a lowered gate… The crossing gate is timed to come down just 29 seconds before the train enters the crossing,” explained Dunn.
Leading San Francisco accident attorney Mary Alexander states if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a train-related accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. With more than 25 years of experience litigating the multifaceted personal injury and wrongful death claims of accident victims and their families, contacting the experienced Bay Area injury lawyer Mary Alexander may help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
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