02/08/2011 // San Francisco , CA, USA // Mary Alexander // San Francisco Accident Attorney Mary Alexander
Burlingame, CA (Bay Area Injury Lawyer News)—A San Francisco man suffered fatal injuries when a Caltrain hit him near the Oak Grove Avenue pedestrian crossing in Burlingame Monday morning, Jan. 17, 2011. The deadly San Mateo County collision happened around 6:20 a.m., and is being investigated as an “apparent suicide.” According to information provided by the San Francisco Examiner, a spokesperson for Caltrain said that while the train tracks were reopened and service was resumed, riders faced delays of up to 90 minutes after the fatal Caltrain accident.
Reports indicated a Caltrain locomotive was headed north when it slammed into a 39-year-old San Francisco man who was on the tracks for unknown reasons. While emergency medical services (EMS) personnel were dispatched to the Oak Grove Ave. crossing after the Burlingame train-pedestrian collision occurred, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The San Mateo County Coroner’s Office only provided the victim’s age and city of residence.
The Bay Area pedestrian was the second person killed in a Caltrain accident this year. Last year, Caltrain-related accidents resulted in 11 fatalities, eight less than the previous year. The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said that from 1980 to 2008, the number of highway-rail grade crossing collisions decreased by 78 percent. Injuries suffered in those particular accidents also fell 76 percent. Fatalities fell 66 percent.
Leading San Francisco accident attorney Mary Alexander states if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident involving a motor vehicle or train, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. With more than 25 years of experience litigating the multifaceted personal injury and wrongful death claims of accident victims and their families, contacting Bay Area injury lawyer Mary Alexander may help you obtain the compensation you deserve.