A man was killed after being struck by a train in Simi Valley on March 26, 2012, around 7:50 p.m. near the 600 block of Cochran Street. According to Simi Valley Police, the man was walking along the tracks with another person when he was hit and killed by the Metrolink’s Train 123, which travels from Los Angeles to Ventura. The other person escaped unhurt in this serious train accident.
The victim sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. According to police, the double decker train was on the westbound side of the tracks about 70 yards from the Madera Street overpass and was carrying passengers at the time. If the train operator is determined to have been at fault in this case, then he could be held financially responsible for the injuries and damages caused.
The victim’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced Ventura County train accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights.
The victim’s family members may file a wrongful death claim against the train operator to obtain compensation to cover funeral and burial costs, and other related damages.
Our law office sends sincere condolences to the victim’s family members.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in Ventura County pedestrian accidents and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in train accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a car accident in Simi Valley due to a negligent driver, please order your free copy of the The Ultimate California Car Accident Book. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
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