Seattle pedestrian killed by train

Story Highlights:
One person killed in Seattle train accident
Collision caused by man running in front of train

January 30, 2011, 01/20/2011
Location: Seattle, King County, Washington
Type: Train accident, Pedestrian accident
Outcome: One dead

On Sunday afternoon, around 2:45pm, a man was struck and killed by a loaded coal train that was passing through Seattle near Safeco field.

A spokesman reported that all automatic warning devices were functioning properly and the train was sounding its horn when the man ran in front of the train.

The man was aken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Trains did not resume schedules until 4:30pm that same day.

National Railroad Accident Statistics
In 2007, there were 13,067 railroad related accidents, according to the Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety Analysis. These railroad accidents resulted in 851 deaths and 8,801 non-fatal injuries. Of the railroad accident injuries in 2007, 1,031 happened at highway railroad crossings and 398 of the injuries occurred due to trespassing.

Seattle Mass Transit Accident Attorneys
Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their condolences to the family of the man who was killed in this tragedy. If you or a family member has suffered as the result of a bus or mass transit accident in Washington state, the Davis Law Group can help. We specialize in helping injured bus and mass transit passengers recover the just and fair compensation for their injuries.

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