Deerfield Beach, FL (December 31, 2019) - A teenager is dead following a crash involving a freight train in Deerfield Beach. The crash was reported around 4:00 a.m. on Monday, December 30th.
Police and investigators responded to the scene at Southeast Fourth Avenue and Southeast 10th Street. Police say that the victim, a 17-year-old, was taken to Broward Health North following the crash with serious injuries. The teen later succumbed to his injuries. There is no word on the circumstances leading up to the accident at this time.
An investigation is ongoing and no further details are available.
Fatal accidents are reported multiple times per day in our state. Although most fatal crashes involve vehicles or pedestrians, some crashes involve other types of vehicles, including trains. When a train accident takes place, a thorough investigation must be undertaken in order to determine exactly how the crash took place and who is ultimately responsible for the collision. Train accident liability is a complicated issue.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families who are injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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