Man Injured in Bakersfield Train Crash at Laguna Seca Way and Oswell Street
Bakersfield, California (January 24, 2020) - A man was hospitalized after being hit by a train on Thursday night in East Bakersfield, according to a local news source.
The crash was reported in the area of Laguna Seca Way and Oswell Street at around 8 p.m. January 23.
Police said a man was hit by a train on the tracks for unknown reasons.
The victim was taken to hospital for treatment of his legs.
No further details were released
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by trains, 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.