As a Seattle train accident attorney, I implore the public to get to know the specific rules and regulations of Sounder and light rail train travel. Understanding what to expect and look out for is extremely important when living within a city that provides these types of transportation. According to The Seattle Times, a woman died after being struck by a Sounder train in south Seattle on Monday night. The train was traveling from Seattle to Tacoma when around 6:20p.m. the train hit the 21 year old woman causing the fatal injuries. Emergency response teams performed CPR but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is still under police investigation and it is yet unclear how the woman ended up on the tracks before being hit. The Sounder train was shut down for two hours after the accident before continuing with its regular schedule.
Trains are difficult to stop in an emergency and therefore are very dangerous. The website of SoundTransit.org provides tips for safety while traveling on public trains. Some examples would be to remain alert and listen for approaching trains, stay off of the track even if a train is parked, and always use crosswalks and obey traffic signals. These suggestions, when used properly, can save lives.
If you or a family member have been injured in a Sounder train accident, contact an experienced Seattle train accident attorney today. Sounder train accidents are not as common as other vehicle accidents but the outcome of train accidents can be just as tragic. Figuring out who is liable in a public transportation accident can be very frustrating and confusing. Call me at Premier Law Group and I can help make your decision to take legal action less stressful by dedicating my time to your case in order to protect your rights. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact me at (206)285-1743.