Fatal Car Crash Involving Amtrak Train

Fatal Car Crash Involving Amtrak Train

Fatal Car Crash Involving Amtrak Train

Fatal Car Crash Involving Amtrak Train

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Train Accident Attorney. A mother and her young daughter passed away yesterday in a tragic train crash in San Leandro.

What Happened?

An Amtrak train collided with a car in San Leandro on May 24, 2015. The impact tragically ended the life of a mother and a young child inside the vehicle.

Firefighters were called out to the scene at approximately 1:20 p.m. after reports of a collision on the railroad tracks.

Where Did the Crash Happen?

The crash happened along Washington Avenue and Chapman Road in San Leandro.

Alameda County Fire Confirmed Two Deaths

Sadly, the Alameda County Fire personnel confirmed two people died in the automobile.

The train kept moving about a quarter of a mile along the tracks after the collision before coming to a complete stop.

Was It a Commuter Train?

Yes. It was the Capital Corridor, #532 train, headed northbound out of San Jose to Sacramento, according to Amtrak officials.

No one on the train was injured. The passengers had to be transported by a bus to another train in order to continue on to Sacramento.

What Caused the Fatal Crash Involving Amtrak Train?

Amtrak is currently checking the status of the arm gates at the intersection where the accident occurred.

It must be determined if the arm gates were down when the accident occurred.

Experienced Train Accident Attorney

It is extremely important to contact an experienced train accident attorney if you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a train accident.  Only an attorney who is experienced in railroad crossing accidents will be able to develop the necessary evidence to recover the compensation an injured victim deserves.

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Train Accident Attorney. If you or a family member has been seriously injured or passed away in a train accident, please call me at (916) 921-6400 for free, friendly advice. Or, you may call me toll-free at (800) 404-5400.  I’ve been helping victims and their families recover compensation for their personal injuries and wrongful deaths since 1982.

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