Man Killed in Pomona Pedestrian Accident near West First Street
Pomona, California (February 5, 2019) – A man died after being hit by a Union Pacific Railroad train Wednesday morning in Pomona, according to a local news source.
As per the report, the unidentified man was struck by the train just before noon east of the Metrolink Pomona-Downtown Station in the 100 block of West First Street.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been disclosed pending notification of family.
Authorities closed Metrolink’s Riverside Line between Industry and East Ontario for around two hours following the accident. As of 2:00 p.m., the tracks were reopened.
Details of what led up to the accident at this time are unknown.
Authorities are investigating the crash.
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