Apex, NC (June 10, 2021) – An 18-year-old Garner woman who was killed in a crash involving an Amtrak train on Tuesday night has been identified by police. The incident took place around 10:20 p.m. along Windy Road.
According to authorities, Ava Sory, was walking near the train tracks with another female when she was hit by the Amtrak train. There were 122 people on board the train at the time of the collision. Sory suffered critical injuries and died at the accident scene. There is no word on whether the other pedestrian was injured. No one on the train was hurt in the accident and no additional injuries were reported. The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time.
Following the accident, U.S. 64 East was closed between the exit for N. Salem Street and Laura Duncan Road. The Apex Police Department, Apex Fire Department and Wake County EMS were among the agencies that responded to the scene. There is no additional information available at this time.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Ava Sory following this tragic train crash in Apex.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
While we often think of accidents as involving traditional vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, and trucks there are other types of collisions that occur in our state and can result in death or serious injuries to victims. According to the most recent statistics, there were 24 reported train crashes in North Carolina in 2020. From this number, 12 victims of these crashes were killed and 12 suffered injuries. It is obvious that anyone who is involved in a train accident will, at least, sustain very serious injuries. In the worst-case scenario, the crash is fatal.
The legal implications of a North Carolina train accident can be very significant. The law surrounding train collisions and railroad crossings is very complicated. Determining liability for a railroad accident requires an attorney will an understanding of how these complex laws work together. In some cases, the train operator may be liable, along with the owner of the railroad or the train in question. If you or a loved one have been affected by a crash involving a train, it is important to seek and skilled and experienced attorney who can assist you with your case every step of the way.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we are here to help. From our office in Raleigh, we serve victims and their families throughout the Triangle region. Regardless of the complexity of your case, we can help. For nearly 10 years our team has provided clients with effective advice and representation and we would be honored to help during your time of need.
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