A 14-year-old girl was killed in a fatal train accident in southwest Philadelphia near the 49th Street Station on the morning of October 8, according to ABC News. Authorities are investigating how the train crash occurred, but they do not believe that it was a suicide.
Railroad employees and train operators must exercise care and diligence to protect the safety of their passengers. Railroad companies are legally obligated to make sure their equipment is properly maintained and that employees are not negligent in their duties. Most transit authorities do not allow their engineers and conductors to operate mobile communications devices on the job. Crossing gates must be in working order and placed in areas where pedestrians and vehicles may cross over the tracks.
Anyone who has been injured or who has lost a loved one in a Pennsylvania train crash would be well-advised to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to determine fault and liability. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a train accident, a Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer at Anapol Weiss can help. We will fight for your rights and ensure that you receive fair compensation for all your injuries, damages and losses. We do not charge any fees until we recover compensation for you. Call us today at 866-735-2792 to find out how we can help.