Monroe, WA (May 1, 2021) - A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a train in the Monroe area on Friday, April 30.
Firefighters and emergency responders were sent to the scene early that morning at around 6:13 a.m. Initial reports revealed that the incident occurred at the Main Street railroad crossing. The victim was found dead when emergency response units arrived.
The train was reportedly blocking multiple other crossings following the deadly crash. The identity of the deceased party has not been revealed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal collision is underway, and more information will be provided as it continues.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Train-Pedestrian Accidents in Seattle Washington
There are nearly 180,000 miles of railroad tracks in the United States. The leading contributor to death on American railways is the pedestrian accident. Since 1997, more than 7,200 pedestrians have lost their lives after being hit by a train, and over 6,400 have sustained serious injuries. An estimated 500 people are killed annually in train-pedestrian accidents. In 2014, nearly 16 pedestrians were killed weekly by trains.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, a Washington wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Dore Law Group, we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Seattle wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at 253-236-3888 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Monroe pedestrian accident.
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