The first accident occurred on January 27, 2013 when the victim was walking northbound on the tracks in the area of Magnolia Crossing Circle. The 18-year-old boy was struck and killed by a northbound Amtrak train.
The second accident occurred on January 28, 2013 near the 3600 block of South Ridge Avenue. A 49-year-old man was struck from behind by a Norfolk-Southern train.
The North Carolina (NC) Wrongful Death Lawyers’ Perspective
It is very sad to hear that two pedestrians have lost their lives, our hearts and thoughts are with the families of the two men. Walking along railways is never safe; there aren’t always horns or sirens along the tracks to warn you of an approaching train and depending on the speed, when you hear the train coming it could be too late. The families of the deceased should contact a North Carolina (NC) wrongful death attorney for a private consultation to discuss the possibility of a wrongful death claim. Our injury lawyers are nationally recognized in the field of railroad accident injury law and have represented several victims involved in accidents.
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