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Pedestrian Killed In Schodack Amtrak Train Accident

New York State Police Investigating Fatal Amtrak Train Accident In Schodack By Hamilton Way and River Road

Pedestrian Killed In Schodack Amtrak Train Accident

SCHODACK, NEW YORK (March 10, 2024) – A 22-year-old pedestrian has tragically died in a Schodack Amtrak train accident by Hamilton Way and River Road.

Schodack police officials are saying that the accident took place around 8:43 a.m. on March 6. A pedestrian was struck by an Amtrak train under uncertain conditions.

Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For New York Amtrak Train Accidents

Train accidents are sadly far more common than many people may realize. According to the National Safety Council, “Railroad deaths totaled 954 in 2022, an 11% increase from the 2021 revised total of 859 and the highest since 2007. Nonfatal injuries totaled 6,252, a 6% increase from the 2021 revised total of 5,882. From 2021 to 2022, fatalities at highway-rail crossings increased 16%, while fatalities involving other types of incidents increased 9%.” It is important that certain steps be taken after any train accident.

  • Eyewitnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • A thorough investigation should be conducted.

Depending on the facts of any case, a train operator could be liable if a pedestrian is hit by a train. Trains have speed limits in much the same way that cars do. If a train operator sees a pedestrian on the tracks, they must slow down and take steps to avoid hitting them. If a train operator fails to slow down in order to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim.

Investigating New York Train Accidents

Do you need more information about a Schodack Amtrak train accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.