Wake Forest, NC (June 22, 2020) – A pedestrian suffered serious injuries after being struck by a train in Wake Forest on Monday. The crash happened around 5:00 pm. on Seawell Drive near the intersection with Old Crawford Road.
The pedestrian was rushed by rescue workers to WakeMed. The injuries are described as serious but there is no word on whether they are life-threatening. The pedestrian was not immediately identified. Police say that the railroad crossing did not have either a crossing arm or flashing lights. The Wake Forest Police Department and Wake County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the accident.
There are no additional details available at this time.
Our thoughts go out to the pedestrian who was injured in this Wake Forest crash and we hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
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When we think of North Carolina pedestrian accidents, we tend to think of people being struck by vehicles. While most pedestrian crashes occur in this manner, pedestrians can also be involved in other types of crashes. This includes crashes involving trains.
In the case of a pedestrian being hit by a train, there are numerous issues that arise. Expert witnesses are usually needed to help reconstruct the crash and the crash scene. There is also the need to determine who should be held responsible as ownership of a train company can be difficult to determine and there may be many entities involved.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina pedestrian accident attorney Jason M. Burton has the experience and knowledge needed to help you during the most difficult situations. In a serious crash, it is important to get your situation right the first time. We are here to ensure that you are fully compensated if you were hurt by negligence on our roadways.
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