A pedestrian was struck and killed in a severe train accident that took place on April 20, 2012, around 7:01 p.m. just north of Los Angeles Avenue between the Simi Valley and Moorpark train stations. According to the authorities, the pedestrian was clipped by a Metrolink train passing through Simi Valley.
According to Simi Valley police, the man was awake and conscious when officers arrived. However, the man appeared to have suffered serious injuries. The injured pedestrian was immediately transported to Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center for treatment.
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. An experienced Simi Valley train accident lawyer would be able to inform you of your legal rights and options in such case.
The victim’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced San Bernardino County pedestrian accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights.
The victim’s family members may file a personal injury claim against the negligent train operator to obtain compensation to cover cost of treatment, and other related damages.
Our personal injury law office hopes that the injuries suffered by the victim heal soon and do not prove fatal.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in Ventura County train 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 pedestrian collision. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a train accident in Simi Valley due to a reckless driver, please order your free copy of 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.