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Train Strikes and Kills Pedestrian at Lake Worth Beach in Florida


December 07, 2019

LAKE WORTH BEACH, FL- Wptv.com writes that a pedestrian died late last week after a train struck the individual while the man was crossing the tracks during the evening at the intersection of South H Street and 11th Avenue in Palm Beach. Reports indicate that the victim was a 48-year-old man.*

It is not yet clear which train line was involved in the deadly accident. 

Trains from Virgin Trains USA operate and use the Florida East Coast Railway tracks as do the freight carriers. 

Another horrific accident that killed a grandmother and her young grandchildren took place over the weekend. 

Florida has become the most dangerous state in the country when it comes to train crashes. Many of these accidents are not the fault of the train lines or operators. In fact, out of 800 or so people who are killed every year in train crashes, the majority, an average of about 500, are people who jump in front of trains to commit suicide. The high number of intentional fatalities makes it even more difficult for regulators to develop prevention methods. Of course, warnings at train crossings and gates are helpful, but in order to eliminate train-related fatalities, much more will have to be done.  

These accidents often impact train employees, as well. Train operators who see vehicles or people on the tracks are basically helpless because trains take so long to stop. Employees who witness fatal accidents can end up suffering from trauma-related psychological problems that may make them incapable of performing their jobs. While safety efforts have successfully reduced the number of train-related deaths, much more is needed to make railways as safe as possible. 

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Source:https://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/pedestrian-killed-in-crash-with-train and https://www.rtands.com/passenger/intercity/a-national-concern-that-has-spiked-in-florida/  


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