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San Jose Caltrain Train Strikes And Kills Man

San Jose Caltrain Train Strikes And Kills Man

The Mercury News recently reported in an article that a man being killed by a Caltrain just south of the Blossom Hill station in San Jose. A 63 year-old man of San Jose was struck and killed by a Caltrain. Though initial reports believed the death to be the result of suicide, it has been determined that suicide is an unlikely cause. The official cause has still not been determined.

Investigators believe that the man may have been attempting to take a short cut across the tracks. The wrongful death accident in San Jose, which occurred under the Highway 85 overpass near Great Oaks Boulevard, marks the eighth fatality this year attributed to a Caltrain. In 2008, there were a total of 16 deaths attributed to Caltrain.

The question is raised as to whether or not this accident could have been avoided. The patrol of train tracks, particularly those areas that are more prone to short-cut-taking by pedestrians, is an issue that needs to be addressed because the number of deaths does not seem to be at all dissipating. Whether or not negligence on the part of Caltrain played a factor is yet to be determined.

However, in the event that negligence does lead to personal injury of any kind, then it’s a good idea to enlist the help of an experienced San Jose personal injury lawyer who will examine the details of your case to determine who, if anyone, was at fault. For those instances where negligence did play a factor, the skilled attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde are here to help. Call us today for a free consultation, and we will seek retribution from those responsible for your personal injury.