Marianna, FL (November 10, 2018) - A Marianna man was hurt when he was struck by a train on Thursday, November 8th.
Police and rescue workers say that Gregory Brooks was walking near Orange Street around 2:30 pm when he was hit by the train. Marianna police and fire officials responded to the scene of the crash. There, they located Brooks pinned beneath the train. Brooks was extricated from the train. A medical helicopter was called in to transport the victim to a Tallahassee hospital for treatment of serious injuries. There is no word on his condition at this time.
The accident and its cause remain under investigation. No further information is available at this time.
Over 10,000 pedestrians will be injured in crashes this year. In a Florida pedestrian crash, an injured pedestrian may bring a personal injury claim against a negligent actor for damages suffered in the crash. These claims can be substantial as pedestrian accident injuries tend to be quite severe in nature.
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