Posted on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 6:24 pm
Ronkonkoma, NY (October 17, 2018) – One person was tragically struck and killed in a train accident that took place early on Wednesday morning, October 17. The accident occurred at around 12:43 a.m. and resulted in the temporary service suspension of the Ronkonkoma Branch, according to the Long Island Rail Road.
The suspension was put into place between Ronkonkoma and Brentwood, which is the area where the fatal collision was reported to have taken place. Specifically, the reports stated that the victim was struck by a non-passenger train, just a little west of the Ronkonkoma station.
The victim was later confirmed to be a woman in her 30’s, although her identity is being withheld in order to provide time to notify family members. The LIRR stated that all services in the area were restored as of 2:38 a.m.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is currently conducting the investigation into this accident.
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Before anything else, we wish to extend our sympathies to the family members who tragically lost their loved one during this accident. Every train accident in New York has a high possibility of being catastrophically injurious or fatal. It is vital to be aware of your rights following an accident that was not the fault of the victim.
The loved ones of victims may have the right to pursue a claim for compensation if they lost their family member due to the negligence of another person or entity. Many operators partake in the negligent operation of their vehicle, and similarly, numerous entities such as large companies neglect to keep up with their duties to provide a safe environment first and foremost.
We here at Hach & Rose have made it our sole commitment to hold negligent parties liable while we provide the invaluable guidance of a compassionate New York accident attorney. If you have been injured in a New York car accident by no fault of your own, please call 212-779-0057 today.
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