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Tragic Sacramento Light Rail Accident Devastates Family
This past weekend Sacramento news reports that a tragic Sacramento train accident took the lives of three people in a collision between a light rail train and a vehicle. According to reports, 22-month-old Damian Antiwon Williams, his grandfather Leon Williams Sr. and his aunt, Shantal Hope Williams were all killed when the vehicle they were in was broadsided by the Sacramento Regional Transit train. The accident remains under investigation, with investigators reviewing video and other evidence from the crash site to determine the various factors involved.
Whenever a significant accident occurs with catastrophic personal injuries, it is important to speak to an experienced Sacramento personal injury attorney to answer your personal injury questions and determine your next steps. Where a wrongful death occurs, the surviving family members may have numerous questions about determining fault and their right to compensation where another's negligent conduct caused the harm.
In train accidents many different issues may arise. For example, were the gates working properly? Were all warning signals functioning? Were the tracks properly maintained? Although initial reports indicate that here the driver of the car went around the crossing arm before being hit, other factors may have contributed to the incident. A knowledgeable train accident attorney can investigate all potential sources of fault and determine the survivors right to compensation.
In addition to the victims in the car, several train passengers were also injured, with three adults and three juveniles taken to nearby hospitals for treatment of injuries. Whether adequate safety precautions were in place on the train should also be investigated.
For more information or if you or a loved one has been injured in a transportation accident, such as a train collision, car accident or bus accident, contact the dedicated Sacramento personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Frederick J. Sette for a free initial consultation.