February 20, 2023
Los Angeles, CA – Pedestrian Injured in Train Crash on Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA (February 20, 2023) – The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene of a crash involving a train and a pedestrian. The accident was reported on Monday, February 20th, around 12:00 p.m.
Officials were dispatched to Washington Boulevard in the downtown area. According to a report, a pedestrian was walking on Washington Boulevard when they were hit by a train. The pedestrian suffered a leg injury and was transported by paramedics to a local hospital. The victim was listed in moderate condition, and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The identity of the victim has not been released. There were no other individuals involved.
The area around the accident site was shut down for a period of time following the crash. Motorists were advised to use caution while they were in the area.
An investigation is underway at this time. There is no further information available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes to the injured victim following this train accident in Los Angeles.
Pedestrian and Train Crash in Los Angeles
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable accident victims. This is because a pedestrian has no protection from the impact of a crash. These accidents happen suddenly and often take place when the vehicles involved are traveling at a high rate of speed. This combination usually results in serious and catastrophic injuries and even death for the victim. Pedestrian crashes in Los Angeles carry a greater than 80 percent chance of causing injuries, and most injuries in these accidents will be severe in nature.
Following a serious pedestrian accident, police will conduct an investigation into the crash. This usually involves surveying the scene, collecting eyewitness statements, and taking physical measurements at the crash site. Following the investigation, a determination will be made as to how the accident occurred. If the driver was responsible for the crash, they may be issued a ticket for their role in the accident. If a negligent driver was responsible for the collision, the accident victim may also have a legal claim to recover compensation for their injuries. It is important to speak with an attorney to discuss our legal rights as soon as possible following the crash.
At Madison Law Group, our attorneys are here to stand up for you and to protect your legal rights. We know that a crash can impact numerous areas of your life. We will fight for maximum compensation under the specific circumstances of your case. It is important to make sure that you receive a fair value for your claim, as the insurance company may try to offer you a low settlement just to end the case and save money for their company.
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