West Palm Beach, FL (November 3, 2018) - A driver suffered serious injuries following a collision with a train that occurred in West Palm Beach on Thursday, November 1st.
Sgt. David Lefont with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said that the crash took place around 2:17 am near Forest Hill Boulevard and Georgia Avenue. There, the driver of a Hyundai Genesis left a parking and began heading eastbound on Forest Hill. The vehicle drove through a railroad crossing where it was hit by a train operated by Florida East Coast. The vehicle traveled 96 feet following impact.
The driver of the vehicle sustained head trauma and was transported to a local hospital. The driver has not been identified and there is no update on their condition at this time. No additional information is available.
Our thoughts go out to the person injured in this serious train accident in West Palm Beach.
At Rubenstein Law, we know how difficult it is to suffer serious injuries in any type of transportation accident. Although not as common as car accidents, people across our state lose their lives and are seriously injured each year in accidents involving trains. A close examination of the circumstances surrounding the crash must be conducted in order to determine why the accident occurred and what, if any, steps could have been taken to avoid the tragedy from occurring.
If you have lost a loved one in a transportation accident caused by the negligence of another, our Florida personal injury attorneys can help. We offer free consultations to all accident victims. To speak with us, call 1-800 FL-Legal.
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