Staten Island, NY – Man Seriously Injured After Train Accident in Oakwood
Staten Island, NY (October 29, 2018) – A man was reported to have suffered serious injuries after being struck by a train near the Oakwood Heights station Sunday night, October 28. The accident took place shortly before 11:30 p.m., according to authorities.
Police have stated that the victim is a 20-year-old male who, for reasons that are currently unknown, wound up in the path of a train. Paramedics and police arrived on the scene to help the victim who was reported to have suffered a head injury.
The young man was immediately transported to Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton. The victims’ condition is presently listed as serious.
There have been no further details provided in regards to the events that led to this accident or the identity of the victim at this time. Authorities are actively pursuing a thorough investigation of the incident.
New York Train Accidents
Before anything else, we would like to offer our sympathies to the victim of this potentially fatal accident. Every train accident in New York retains the likelihood of being disastrously injurious or deadly. It is incredibly important to be aware of your rights after an accident that was not your fault.
Victims and their loved ones may have the right to pursue a claim for financial recompense in the event that the victim was injured due to the negligence of another person or entity. Many operators cause serious accidents simply because of the blatant disregard for the safe operation of their vehicle. Similarly, many entities such as large corporations neglect to keep up with their duties to provide a safe environment for travelers.
We here at Hach & Rose have committed ourselves to holding negligent parties accountable as we provide the invaluable assistance of a sympathetic New York accident attorney. If you have been hurt in a New York train accident by no fault of your own, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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