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Metrolink Train Accident with Dump Truck | San Fernando 4-6-2013


Metrolink Train Accident with Dump Truck | San Fernando 4-6-2013At approximately 2:27 in the afternoon in San Fernando California the Antelope Valley line Metrolink train collided with a dump truck resulting in more than a dozen serious injuries to passengers. According to investigators and Metro-link spokesperson Delana Gbenekama at the scene of the train truck collision near the 9800 block of San Fernando Road, the dump truck was crossing the tracks when it collided with the train carrying approximately 130 passengers. According to emergency medical personal at least five passengers have been sent to the hospital for further medical evaluation and treatment. No word yet on the specific injuries suffered. Victims’ Rights Compensation for Injuries According to the department of Transportation there are about 5,800 vehicle train crashes each year resulting in over 600 deaths and 2,300 injuries. According to personal injury laws in the State of California, train operators (conductors) and their employers are regarded as “common carriers”. As such they have a heightened level of responsibility to care to the general health and safety of the their passengers. Additionally the driver of the dump truck and the owners of the dump truck can he held liable for the injuries suffered by passengers and crew on board the train. Parties that can he held liable for the accident include
  • Railroad Company
  • Railroad Operator
  • MTA light rail Transit agencies
  • Local City and State operator and administrators
  • City where the accident took place
  • Owner of the Dump truck
  • Driver of the Dump truck
  • Manufacturer of the Train Engine
Injured Passenger Help: Injured passengers are entitled to monetary compensation for all their losses arising from the accident including monetary recovery for
  • All medical and health related costs
  • Lost wages and loss of future income
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Punitive damages – where possible
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