Norman, OK (July 8, 2019) – Reports from authorities indicate that a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train on Friday, July 5th. The accident took place near East Acres Street and North Jones Avenue around 6:30 a.m.
The accident happened about 20 miles south of Oklahoma City in Norman.
Officials claim the man was killed when he walked in front of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train and was struck. The engineer on board states that he attempted to alert the man with the train whistle, but the man failed to move out of the way.
Police officials found the man’s body later that day. His identity has not been released at this time. The train stopped for two hours while authorities conducted an investigation.
The crash is still being investigated at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Train Accidents in Oklahoma City
More than 600 people are killed in a train accident each year, with nearly 2,300 being injured annually. Trains are particularly dangerous as they are massive vehicles that require a longer stopping distance.
When a victim is killed in a tragic train accident, the damages resulting from the crash, such as medical costs and funeral arrangements, are often transferred to their surviving families.
This can be a difficult and frustrating time for everyone involved.
McIntyre Law P.C. has experienced Oklahoma City train accident lawyers who under the legal process and can take over negotiations so you can focus on recovery. Call us today at (405) 917-5250 so we can put our knowledge to work for you.
Note: While writing these posts, we utilize secondary sources who may not have accurately represented the situation or the conditions of those involved. The accidents have not been independently verified by our team and may contain inaccuracies as a result. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident. If you notice any incorrect information included in our content, please inform us as soon as possible and we will correct it.
Disclaimer: At McIntyre Law, P.C., we are active members in our local communities and in those across Oklahoma. While we hope the pain and suffering experienced in these accidents never happen to anyone, these kinds of events are all too common across our state. Our goal is that these posts will raise awareness and prevent future accidents from occurring. The information included within should not be misconstrued as legal advice and you should always consult with a trained legal professional about the specifics of your situation before taking any action.