Posted on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 4:52 pm
Manhattan, NY (May 4, 2019) – In the Upper West Side, police were called to the scene of a train accident that caused severe injuries around 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday of this week.
The accident, according to authorities, took place at West 79th St and Broadway. MTA workers discovered the man after the accident had happened. He was approximately 150 feet south of the platform where the train had gone through and was inside of the tunnel.
Firefighters and ESU came to the scene so that they could extricate the man, who was showing signs of severe injuries. Power was cut so that he could be rescued.
The man, whose name has not yet been released, was treated for a severe leg injury and rushed to the St. Lukes Hospital. His condition is not known at this time.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident and why the man was on the tracks is being investigated at this time.
Train Accidents in New York
First and foremost, we would like to take a moment to extend our warmest sympathies to the victim involved in this horrific accident. Train accidents in New York are one of the most injurious and fatal accidents that take place due to the fact that these modes of transportation involve large vehicles that can strike and kill a human due to their sheer size and speed alone. Many pedestrians who have been injured in New York train accidents find themselves in a difficult position as the damages continue to pile up against them.
Our attorneys at Hach & Rose understand how easily somebody can be severely injured in a train accident in New York, which is why it is absolutely imperative that you seek the help of a train accident attorney as soon as possible so that you can retain your rights. You might have many questions as you move forward, especially if you have never dealt with the aftermath of an accident in the past. Please contact us for more information on how you can make the most out of your claim 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.