Oakland Park, FL – Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Train on Oakland Park Blvd.
Oakland Park, FL (October 24, 2020) – A pedestrian lost their life after being struck by a Tri-Rail train in Oakland Park on Thursday, October 22nd. The crash happened just after 5:00 a.m. on Oakland Park Boulevard at the intersection with NW 17th Terrace.
Authorities say that the train was traveling southbound when it struck the man, who was walking near the tracks. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been released at this time. There were about 50 passengers aboard the train at the time the collision occurred. No additional injuries were reported as a result of the crash.
Eastbound traffic on Oakland Park Boulevard was diverted while investigators worked at the scene. The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.
No additional information is available at this time.
We wish to extend our condolences to the victim’s family following this tragic incident in Oakland Park.
Florida Train Accidents
Train accidents are certainly not the first thing that comes to mind when we think about serious and fatal accidents in Florida. However, these crashes do occur and they are certainly very dangerous and deadly. According to recent statistics, Florida ranks 6th in the nation for the highest number of reported train crash fatalities. The Tri-Rail train, along with the Brightline train, is commonly involved in crashes that result in catastrophic injuries and deaths across our state.
There are a number of potential factors that can cause a Florida train accident. These factors include conductor error, failure to maintain the railway appropriately, mechanical failure, or inspection violations. Train accident cases are one of the most complicated types of injury claims. Depending on how the crash occurs and the reason for the accident, there may be a number of individuals and entities who can be held responsible for the crash. Locating the proper parties and determining who should be responsible is a task that should only be handled by an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer. If you attempt to handle your claim on your own, you could make a major mistake that could reduce or even eliminate your recovery.
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