Woman Killed in Richmond Pedestrian Accident on Capitol Corridor Route
Richmond, California (February 11, 2020) – A woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak Capitol Corridor train Monday morning in Richmond, according to authorities.
The deadly accident took place at about 10:10 a.m. Monday, February 10 on Capitol Corridor route.
Authorities said the woman was trespassing on the tracks when she was hit by train No. 531 that was traveling from Sacramento to Oakland.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not been disclosed pending notification of family.
None of 65 passengers on board the train were injured.
The train was delayed for more than 2 hours as the authorities investigated the accident.
No other details about the accident were immediately provided. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
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