Santa Ana, CA (March 1, 2022) – One person was injured in a train collision involving a vehicle that took place in Santa Ana on Monday evening, February 28.
According to local officials, the accident happened on the railroad tracks around the area of 1800 East Wilshire Avenue at 5 p.m. An SUV was traveling in the area when it started to cross over the railroad tracks in the area. It was suddenly struck by a Metrolink train traveling through the area that was unable to stop in time. The front of the vehicle was crushed as a result of the collision.
Several responders, including local paramedics and fire crews, were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One person inside the SUV, who has not yet been identified, was injured in the accident but is expected to recover. None of the passengers on the train were hurt.
The area was blocked for some time and the train was held on the tracks until the scene was cleared.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing. Police will update as more information becomes available.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Train accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents throughout the state of California. However, when they do occur, they tend to lead to some of the most catastrophic damages. According to data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are approximately 5,800 train accidents involving passenger vehicles in the U.S. every single year.
These accidents are capable of causing extensive damages, as well as injuries and even fatalities in the worst cases. Being hurt in a train-related accident can signal a long road to recovery that you may not be prepared for, especially if you wonder where you can turn from a legal standpoint. This is why you should always have the help of an attorney on your side.
The aftermath of a train accident can be a challenging thing to face, especially if you have suffered from serious injuries. Having the help of a Santa Ana train accident lawyer can ensure that your rights are being protected after one of these unique and complex accidents. Serious injuries stem from train accidents involving passenger vehicles every year. Some of the most severe include the following:
If you have been hurt in a train-related accident and another party is to blame, you should be prepared for anything. It is crucial that you seek the help of a Santa Ana personal injury attorney in your time of need.
At Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer, our attorneys are here to help you after you have been hurt in a train accident or any other type of collision with injuries. No matter how minor or traumatic, our attorneys will guide you through the California legal system so that you can get back on your feet. We will help you obtain the compensation you deserve in your time of need. Please contact a train accident attorney in Santa Ana at (888) 539-3154 for more information on how we can help you.
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