Posted on Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 9:16 pm
Manhattan, NY (October 21, 2018) – In Harlem, Manhattan, a 27-year-old man was struck and injured in a train accident. The accident took place yesterday, October 20, around 9:45 p.m. at night.
Police say that the train was coming through the station at 125th Street and Lexington Avenue at the time. The man had been lying on the tracks for reasons that are not yet known. He was struck and seriously injured in the accident.
FDNY was called to the scene to extricate the man from the tracks, where he was then taken to the Harlem Hospital in serious condition. Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident at this time.
New York Train Accident
Train accidents might not be as common as other accidents on our roads, but they still happen every year in New York and bring serious results. In fact, you are more likely to lose your life in one of these accidents due to the sheer size and speed alone of these vehicles. If you or somebody you know has been seriously injured in a train accident, you need to know your rights moving forward. We extend our condolences to you at this time.
Trains are considered to be common carriers, which means that they are used to transport people from one location to another for a fee. They also owe a special duty of care to those around the railways, which means that if this duty is not upheld and somebody is seriously injured in an accident, there is a good chance that they will be able to bring a claim against the company or the driver involved.
At Hach & Rose, we want to help after you have been involved in one of these devastating accidents, as we know how important your case is to you. Let us stand by your side and do not hesitate to call us for more information today at 212-779-0057.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.