Person Killed in Pacoima Pedestrian Accident on N San Fernando Road
Pacoima, California (April 8, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metrolink train Tuesday morning in Pacoima, according to authorities.
The fatal crash occurred at around 10:43 a.m. Tuesday, April 7 in the 9800 block of N San Fernando Road.
As per the report, the pedestrian was struck by Metrolink AV line Train no. 212. The circumstances behind the impact were not immediately clear.
Emergency personnel responded and pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. The name of the victim was withheld pending notification of next of kin.
None of the passengers and crews aboard the train was injured following the crash.
The accident remains under investigation.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said