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MBTA Commuter Rail Strikes and Kills Pedestrian
Train accidents can be extremely devastating and can even cause fatalities. When trains hit other vehicles or pedestrians, the impacts can be quite severe as trains are large and often traveling at high speeds. People near train tracks must remember to remain vigilant at all times, and conductors must also remain aware.

On May 29, an MBTA Commuter Rail accident involving a pedestrian lead to one fatality. Transit police received information about the accident around 3:30 p.m. and arrived at the scene shortly afterwards.

At around 4 p.m., they announced that a person had died after being struck on the trucks. The identity of the victim has not yet been released. Police in Wellesley are working with transit police to investigate that incident which occurred near the intersection of Central Street and Weston Road. The cause of the crash is still unknown.

Car Hits Train Near Stafford-Monson Line
Train accidents can be extremely severe.

Route 32 was closed part of the day on Tuesday before of an accident near the Connecticut-Massachusetts line. This happened after a car hit a train.

It appears that the car did not stop even though the railroad crossing lights were on. The New England Central Railroad train hit the vehicle.

Three Injured in Vehicle/Train Crash
Train accidents can be severe as they can cause injury to multiple people and because trains are so large.

Three people were hurt in a train and car collision in Monson, Massachusetts. A vehicle carrying three passengers was driving on Route 32 when it was hit by a train. This happened at around 3 in the afternoon on Tuesday.

All three people were taken to Baystate Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Massachusetts state law is what controls the aspects of a wrongful death lawsuit that deals with who has the right to file the lawsuit in court. Typically, only Who Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Massachusetts New Bedfordimmediate family members of the victim have standing to sue the person or entity that caused the death. But the definition of immediate family is something a court may have to decide in today’s more flexible familial standards.

For the most part, it is simple to determine the immediate family that will seek such a claim. These would be a spouse, including domestic partners, and children of the deceased.

A partner who is not married or registered domestic partner, may have to file a special request to the court to get permission to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The same special permission may be required for step children or parents. If you fall within one of these classifications, the other side will challenge your right to collect in a wrongful death lawsuit. This is why it is important to hire experienced Massachusetts personal injury attorneys for your case.

Today, Hampden District Attorney representative James Leydon confirmed that the female who died in the train crossing on Memorial Drive just after 2 a.m. on Saturday was a Springfield resident named Kenisha ForbesSpringfield train crossing fatality

Further details establish that her Sport Utility Vehicle crashed into the rear of the train as it was barreling down the tracks.

The Motor Vehicle Homicide Unit of Hampden District Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with the Springfield Police Department are looking into how this could have occurred.

A few candles and rubbish mark the site of the accident.

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According to the Springfield Police Department, at around 2 a.m. Saturday, a Springfield woman was driving Springfield train track deathdown Memorial Drive at the same time that a train was crossing, causing a collision. Although, it was dark at that time, the woman would still have been able to see the train on the tracks. This area of tracks is not blocked off by crossing arms, but does include a visible “Yield” sign. The Springfield Fire Department removed the woman from her Chevy Tahoe, using the “Jaws of Life”. The impact was fatal and she was transported to Bay State Hospital where she was pronounced dead. There were no other occupants or injuries reported. The Hampden County District Attorney’s Office is currently investigating the situation.

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