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Man Struck and Killed by Amtrak Train in Bremen, Georgia


September 05, 2018

BREMEN, GA. – September 3, 2018 (fox5atlanta.com) A man in Bremen, Georgia, died September 2 after being struck by an Amtrak train. The story is reported online by fox5atlanta.com.*

The collision reportedly occurred at approximately 7 p.m. on September 2. The man, who has not yet been identified, was walking on a set of train tracks in Bremen. Investigators believe he was wearing earbuds or headphones at the time. The train’s operator observed the man and sounded the train’s horn several times, but the man did not respond. The train then struck the man, and he sadly died on-scene.

None of the passengers on the train was injured, but the train was delayed after the accident. Amtrak officials, and the Haralson County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident. 

Reports estimate about 2,000 people in the United States are killed every year in incidents involving grade crossing or trespassing on railroad property. According to an article by USA Today, when a car or person is on a set of railroad tracks, there is little an engineer can do, aside from blaring a train’s horn. By the time a train is close enough to see someone on the tracks, the heavy locomotive cannot be stopped in time to avoid a collision, railroad officials say. 

Not only do these types of accidents cause devastating harm to the victims, but the engineers and train operators involved also often suffer from nightmares, depression, and social isolation. The federal government has implemented regulations for workers involved in fatal or injury-causing train accidents. The Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 requires railroads to offer time off to employees who were involved in deadly accidents on train tracks. 

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