When we mention train safety, people often focus on the possibility of a collision between a train and a car or similar motor vehicle. However, train safety is also about pedestrians. As a developing story reminds us, pedestrian train accidents are a very real, often fatal, threat. Our San Francisco train accident attorney stands ready to help when a pedestrian rail crash stems from the actions (or inaction) of a careless conductor, a risky corporate policy (formal or informal), or another negligent decision that puts innocent pedestrians at risk.
Muni Light Rail Car Hits and Kills San Francisco Boy
A tragic accident stunned San Francisco’s Ocean View neighborhood on Tuesday when a child pedestrian was hit by a Muni vehicle and died at the scene. At the time of this writing, the facts were slowly unfolding and the story still developing. The San Francisco Chronicle was reporting that a 12 year-old boy had been hit by a Muni light rail vehicle near San Jose and Lakeview avenues. Officials told reporters that the boy was running through the crosswalk to catch another train to get to school at the time of the incident. Muni service in the area was stopped while the medical examiner responded.