Staten Island, NY (February 16, 2019) – On Staten Island, a pedestrian was involved in a train accident, which caused his arm to be severed.
The accident took place at the Pleasant Plains train station. The pedestrian was able to get up from the tracks and walked two blocks home, where he then flagged down police for help.
According to police, the pedestrian was rushed to the hospital in serious but stable condition. NYPD was able to follow a trail at the train station, where they located the severed arm. EMS bagged the arm and put it on ice to take it to the hospital for the victim.
There is no information whether or not surgeons were able to reattach the victim’s arm. Police continue to investigate the accident at this time.
First and foremost, we would like to take a moment to extend our sincere sympathies to those involved in this horrific accident. Train accidents are among the most devastating accidents that anyone can experience and usually lead to tragic results. If you have been injured in one of these accidents and you are facing the aftermath, we don’t want you to stand alone at this time. Our train accident attorneys are here for you in your time of need.
At Hach & Rose, if you have fallen victim to a serious train accident, you might be feeling lost and confused as you wonder where you can turn. Though train accidents do not happen as often as vehicle accidents, they cause serious results and can be difficult to determine liability, as pedestrians are not typically permitted on train tracks and conductors are always supposed to stay aware of pedestrians who might end up crossing tracks. We will help you determine the circumstances leading up to these accidents and show you how we can assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information at 212-779-0057.
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