Orem, UT – Man Dies When Car Was Struck by Train on 400 SouthUtah Legal News
Orem, UT (May 16, 2019) – A fatal accident took place on Thursday, May 16th. The accident is reported to have occurred at about 8:30 in the morning.
Local police and first responders reported to the scene of an accident that involved a passenger car being struck by a FrontRunner brand train at 1843 W. 400 South.
According to preliminary reports, the car was struck by a southbound train. The force of the impact caused the car to roll several times and then come to a stop on its roof. Emergency personnel had to extricate the 62-year-old man from his vehicle.
The victim was reported to be in very critical condition and received emergency transport to a nearby medical facility. He succumbed to his injuries later that evening.
No injuries were sustained by anyone on the train.
This accident currently remains under investigation by local law enforcement.
We offer our sincerest condolences to the friends and family of the gentleman who lost his life in this tragic accident.
Train Accidents in Orem
Accidents that involve a train are often catastrophic. Trains lack the ability to swerve away from pedestrians, and they are incapable of reducing their speed fast enough to react to people and objects they might see on the rails. Due to these reasons, it is necessary that people obey the safety laws when walking or driving on or near train tracks.
Legal claims involving trains can be complicated and involve several factors that can determine whether or not you will be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the company. The experienced and reliable personal injury attorneys at Siegfried & Jensen have decades of experience helping Utah residents who have been the victims of a rogue train incident.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident where a train was involved, please reach out to the lawyers at Siegfried & Jensen today to learn what your rights are regarding an injury claim that you feel you may have. Call us today at (801) 598-1218 to schedule a free case evaluation.