North Haven, CT (June 14, 2021) – On Sunday evening, June 13, a fatal pedestrian accident involving a train occurred in North Haven.
According to North Haven Police, the accident happened on the railroad tracks in the area of 300 Washington Avenue. An unidentified pedestrian was walking in the area when they were suddenly struck by an Amtrak train traveling in the area.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries.
Due to the severity of the crash, rail services were delayed for several hours.
The investigation into the collision remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Connecticut
Pedestrian accidents are on the rise everywhere in the U.S. but Connecticut has specifically seen more pedestrian accidents happen in recent years than ever before. Pedestrians are incredibly vulnerable parties on our roads who are prone to some of the most severe injuries. On top of this, many victims lose their lives in these horrific accidents. In 2020, approximately 65 pedestrians were killed in horrific accidents throughout the state of Connecticut. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident might be one of the most horrific things that you have ever endured. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident, it is important that you seek the immediate help of an attorney.
It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one taken too soon in a Connecticut pedestrian accident. Families wonder where they can turn after a loved one has been taken from them in the blink of an eye due to negligent actions. As you grieve the unexpected loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that continue to pile up against you. You may be feeling both helpless and alone after you have suffered the loss of somebody closest to you. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you have many options and should seek the immediate help of a Connecticut wrongful death attorney.
At Michael L. Chambers, Jr., we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents throughout Connecticut. We believe that you have every right to hold a party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the midst of a fatal collision. Pedestrian accidents are highly preventable, which means that reckless drivers can avoid them at all costs. However, these accidents continue to occur and lead to severe harm every year. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, you have a variety of options available as you work toward the compensation you deserve. If you have lost a loved one in a collision, please contact an accident attorney in Connecticut at (860) 231-9535 for the help you deserve.
Note: The Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr. uses outside sources in the creation of these accident news posts. These independent sources include news broadcasts and news stories, local and state police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts regarding serious accidents that occur in and around Connecticut. Our team of writers has not independently verified the specific details surrounding this accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is inaccurate, please notify us immediately and we will make the correction to reflect the most accurate information available as soon as possible.
Disclaimer: Attorney Michael L. Chambers, Jr. has been in private practice for more than twenty years, and he and his team have taken pride in serving his community. The goal in writing these posts is to bring awareness to the dangers associated with driving and operating various motor vehicles in Connecticut in hopes that drivers will slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid being involved in a serious accident. None of the information provided in this post should be considered legal or medical advice. The photograph used in this post is not representative of the actual accident scene.