Deerfield Beach, FL (January 19, 2022) – A woman was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash involving a train in Deerfield Beach on Wednesday morning, January 19.
According to Broward County officials, the accident happened around 4 a.m. on the train tracks near the area of Southeast Fourth Street and South Dixie Highway. An unidentified woman was walking in the area when she started to cross the tracks near the intersection. She was suddenly struck by a train that was unable to stop in time.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The woman was severely injured in the accident. She was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to her injuries.
Both the east and westbound lanes of Fourth Street were blocked in the area of the intersection for a period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable parties on Florida roads, with these accidents increasing every year within the state. These accidents involve many different types of transportation but trains are known for being some of the largest involved in pedestrian accidents. Because of this, they are capable of causing some of the most catastrophic harm. Between 2010 and 2019, it was reported that approximately 1,675 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents due to the reckless acts of others in Florida. If you and your family have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you will need to make a compelling case. It is crucial that you speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
The loss of a loved one can impact your life in a variety of ways. You should always have the assistance of a Deerfield Beach pedestrian accident lawyer on your side after you have sustained these losses. In most cases, a pedestrian is struck by a motorist because they failed to adhere to traffic laws or failed to give the right-of-way to pedestrians. It is not always easy to make a claim against a party who has caused a pedestrian accident, as they may attempt to blame the accident on the pedestrian. Luckily, with the help of a Deerfield Beach wrongful death attorney, you can move forward with a successful claim.
Deerfield Beach Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our attorneys at Eggnatz | Pascucci understand how important it is for families to have assistance after losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident. We will fight tirelessly on your behalf to ensure that your rights are being protected as you navigate the Florida legal system. Our attorneys can assist you along the often problematic path toward compensation for aspects including the following:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
If you have lost somebody close to you in a pedestrian accident, you have a variety of options available for you. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Deerfield Beach at (954) 505-8224 for more information on what options are available for you.
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