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April 11, 2014

Cheating Death with a Train

Nobody should be messing with trains. These huge, heavy, solid, and powerful people and cargo movers won’t stop for, and cannot be stopped by anything for it can crash through and rip everything that stands in its way. Just like those that you see in the movies. However, unlike in the movies where nobody really gets hurt or killed, in real life, a lot of people get injured and die because of train accidents every year.

There are many types of train accidents that have happened before. There are times when irresponsible motorists try to outrun trains by going through the railroad crossing even if the signals are up. There are also times when trains get derailed due to overloading, bad track conditions or extreme weather conditions, cases where you can file a train accident claim to get compensation for injuries and loss of lives. Finally, there are people who play around with trains without any logical reason at all. Just like this one person in the Bay Area.

Perfect Example of What One Should Not Follow
Weeks ago, a man crossed the railroad tracks of a Bay Area commuter train. This man has crossed the tracks just as when a train went rushing by. Yes, the train didn’t missed him and he is still very much alive. Doesn’t sound too dangerous to you right? Not until you’ve seen the video. Caltrain, a commuter rail serves that serves San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties released a video of pedestrians crossing the tracks at its Sequioa station in Redwood City. Even though warning sirens were off and a flashing crossing gate was alerting these pedestrians of an oncoming train, an unidentified man crossed the tracks, avoiding the train just by a few feet or inches—talking about a near miss!

Trains are serious and mean machines that can really be useful and destructive at times. That is why people should take these seriously. According to a Los Angeles train accident attorney, every year, thousands of people get injured or get killed because of these mishaps. The lawyer clarified that while almost everybody can file train accident claims, people who willfully risk their lives for no reason at all can’t. Train accidents can really be gruesome and end up nasty. That is why you should take these behemoths seriously and adhere to traffic laws at all times so life-threatening accidents and senseless loss of lives can be avoided.