Last week, two teenagers were involved in a serious train accident in Marysville, California, according to an article in the San Luis Obispo Tribune. The transit accident resulted in the death of one of the teens, Mateus Moore, and serious injuries to the other, Mickayla Friend. The young high school couple had been on their way to a school dance when they were struck by an oncoming freight train. Friend remains in critical condition in the Sutter Roseville Medical Center, according to a spokesperson for the hospital.
Train accidents can be very serious and often are life-threatening. It’s very important to take steps to ensure your own safety, and that of others, when you’re walking near train tracks. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a dangerous transit accident, it’s important to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. In some cases, the train conductor or the train company may have been negligent. Contact the Walton Law Firm today to discuss your case. You may be able to file a wrongful death claim.