Seattle, WA (July 30, 2021) - A man was left in critical condition after an accident involving a transit train in Seattle on Wednesday, July 28.
The incident occurred that evening near the 400 block of 5th Avenue in the city’s Chinatown-International District. A man was reportedly hit by a Sound Transit train. Emergency responders were transported to the scene to render aid to the injured party.
The victim was extricated by local paramedics from the scene, which occurred in the train tunnel. The injured party was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. The identity of the crash victim has not been disclosed at this time.
No further updates on the incident have been provided. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is being managed by local authorities.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Transit Train Accidents in Seattle
In the United States, there are over 180,000 miles of railroad lines. Passenger collisions on railroad tracks in the United States are the primary cause of fatalities. As a result of being struck by a train, more than 7,200 people have died and more than 6,400 have suffered serious injuries since 1997. Every year, an estimated 500 persons are killed in train-pedestrian incidents, according to estimates. In 2014, trains were responsible for almost 16 pedestrian deaths each week.
Whether you live in a major city or in the country, you'll have to share the road with walkers from time to time, and drivers on Seattle's roadways have a responsibility to all road users, including pedestrians. While walking along the street, remember that you have legal rights, and if you are injured and hit by another car, you may be entitled to damages with the help of an expert Seattle personal injury attorney. Many people in Washington choose to walk to restaurants or even to their places of employment, and in other situations, they are simply trying to take advantage of a beautiful day by walking.
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