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Tacoma, WA - Man Fatally Hit by Freight Train at Pioneer Way & Gay Rd

Tacoma, WA (August 19, 2021) - On Tuesday, August 17, a man was killed after being struck by an oncoming train outside of Tacoma.

The deadly accident occurred near the intersection of Pioneer Way E. and Gay Road E. Local reports revealed that the pedestrian was hit at around 1:10 p.m. that afternoon. The incident prompted emergency responders to be called to the scene to provide aid to the injured victim.

The man was reportedly on the railroad track when he was spotted by the train conductor. The vehicle was unable to stop in time in order to avoid the incident. The man was hit and suffered fatal injuries, being pronounced dead shortly after by responding medical personnel. The identity of the deceased victim has not yet been released.

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Train-Pedestrian Crashes in Tacoma WA

Ambulance Entrance Only SignWhether you reside in a big city or out in the country, you'll have to share the road with pedestrians at some point. Many Seattle residents may prefer to walk to get about for a number of reasons, but statistics show that this is not always the safest form of transportation. According to national accident statistics, despite a reduction in passenger automobile deaths across the country, pedestrian fatalities continue to rise year after year. The majority of fatal train accidents in the United States involve pedestrians at railway crossings.

After a terrible event, a person's natural impulse is to grieve, and filing a lawsuit is generally the last thing on their mind. A Tacoma personal injury lawyer with experience with wrongful death cases may help you win your case. Those who have lost a loved one in an unforeseeable tragedy caused by someone else's negligence may face unanticipated expenses and other losses, and the mourning process can be difficult for those who have lost a family member.

When a family member is killed in a car accident, the Dore Law Group's legal team goes above and beyond to make sure our clients get the compensation they deserve. Our personal injury attorneys in Tacoma are committed to protecting the legal rights of individuals who have been wronged, and we have a track record of success. If a loved one has died in a vehicle accident, our attorneys are committed to upholding the legal rights of those who have been affected.

Our Tacoma wrongful death lawyers will take legal action against the person or entity responsible for the death, starting with them or their insurance. We wish to assist you and your family in overcoming this difficult situation as fast as possible. For a free consultation, please contact us right away. With our help, you'll be able to hold the individual who caused the tragedy accountable for their actions.

If you or someone you care about has been murdered or seriously injured in a terrible accident, please contact a Tacoma pedestrian accident lawyer at 253-236-3888.

Note: Our law firm uses secondary sources to create this post. These outside sources include but are not limited to local news media outlets, local police reports, state police bulletins, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Kent, Tacoma, and Seattle. We do not verify all of the facts surrounding each accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, let us know, and we will correct our post to reflect the most accurate information available.

Disclaimer: The Dore Law Group has taken pride in providing high-quality legal representation for our clients. We write these posts to bring awareness to our fellow Washingtonians about the dangers associated with driving. We want to provide basic information about what to do if you happen to be involved in an accident. We want to remind drivers to slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. None of the information provided in this post is intended to be legal or medical advice. The picture used in this post was not taken at this accident scene.
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