Legal news for California train accident attorneys. A sleeping driver crashed onto the light rail tracks, and was saved before a train collision.
California train accident lawyers alerts- A teenager saved the occupants of a Honda Fit that was on the train tracks before the train crashed into it.
Sacramento, CA—A vehicle, initially involved in a collision that left a car on the light rail train tracks, was then struck by a train as it was passing through the area; but due to the quick thinking and bravery of a teenager, no one was killed. The chain of events occurred around 7:17 p.m., on Folsom Boulevard at Iron Point Road, as reported by KCRA.
According to Folsom police, the driver of a Honda Fit apparently fell asleep behind the wheel and was seen swerving across the road when it veered off the side of the road, into a ditch, and then lodged the right front tire on a rail of the Folsom light rail line. Police said the driver and her two daughters, 7 and 10-years-old, were in the vehicle at the time. A Citrus Height’s teen then rushed over to the vehicle to get the occupants out of the car when another witnesses began shouting that the train was coming. Another passerby attempted to wave at the train to warn it that a car was stuck on tracks, but the attempts were not successful. Just as the teen got the occupants out of the car, he heard the train’s wheel’s squealing and jumped out of the way within seconds of impact. The impact of the crash pushed the car more than hundred feet down the tracks with no one inside of it. It was not reportedly if anyone was injured during the incident. A full investigation is ongoing.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for California train accident lawyers.