Titusville, FL (November 23, 2018) - A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a train on Thursday, November 22nd. The incident happened early Thursday morning around 1:30 am at the intersection of Hopkins Avenue and Harrison Street.
Police say that the man was walking in the area when he was struck by a freight train. When officials arrived on scene, they pronounced the man dead from his injuries. At this time, the man has not been identified by police, pending next-of-kin notification. None of the passengers aboard the train suffered injuries.
The Titusville Police Department is currently investigating the incident. There are no details available about how the accident occurred and an investigation is still ongoing at this time.
Each day, approximately two pedestrians will lose their lives in Florida pedestrian accidents. When we think of pedestrian accidents, we most often think of cars. However, pedestrian accidents involving trains do occur and can have serious consequences.
A full investigation into this incident will be conducted in order to determine what caused the pedestrian to be struck by the train and whether any measures could have been taken to avoid the collision from occurring. Certainly, our condolences are with the family who lost their loved on in this incident.
If a pedestrian crash has affected you or your family, the Florida pedestrian accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law are here to help. We will stand in your corner and fight for the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation, please contact us any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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