Berkeley, CA – Woman Injured in Train Accident at Ashby Station
Berkeley, CA (October 02, 2019) – According to authorities, a woman sustained serious injuries to her leg when she was hit by a Bay Area Rapid Transit train on Tuesday, October 1st.
The accident occurred at roughly 9:40 a.m. at the Ashby Station, located on the 3100 block of Adeline Street.
Officials announced that the train, which was headed to Richmond, was pulling into the station when the prongs between train cars hit the victim in her leg.
The woman was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland. There has been no report on her condition.
The incident resulted in the temporary closing of Ashby Station and substantial delays for riders.
The incident is still under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Train-Involved Accidents in Berkeley
Both passenger trains and freight trains are capable of causing serious injuries. The National Transportation Safety Board published statistics stating that a train accident takes place roughly every two hours somewhere in the United States. The majority of these train-involved accidents involve fatalities and, in instances where they do not, they likely result in very serious injuries.
Trains travel at very high speeds. They are also substantially bigger and heavier than other vehicles and pedestrians. When an accident occurs, the consequences can be serious.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a train-involved accident then you may have a right to financial compensation to cover any damages such as hospital bills, lost wages due to time away from work, pain and suffering, or even wrongful death.
Here at the Los Angeles Injury Group, we will stand by your side throughout your case and make sure your rights are protected. For a free consultation regarding your case, call us today at (310)954-7248 and find out what we can do for you.