A Tri-Rail train struck and injured a pedestrian in West Palm Beach near Okeechobee Boulevard and S. Tamarind Avenue, a West Palm Beach Police Department spokesperson said.
A northbound Tri-Rail train hit a man wearing headphones, West Palm Beach police said. The police say a man was walking along the railroad tracks near the intersection of Okeechobee Boulevard and S. Tamarind Avenue. He was not crossing the intersection. According to the crash report, the adult pedestrian was wearing headphones at the time of the crash when the train struck.
Emergency rescue responders arrived at the scene shortly after the crash. Subsequently, they transported the man as a trauma alert to a local hospital. According to officials, his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. Palm Beach County Police Department has not released the pedestrian’s identity.
At this time, the Tri-Rail train management has yet to issue an official statement regarding this incident.
Recently, there have been seven train-related crashes; this marks the eighth crash.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious West Palm Beach Tri-Rail accident involving an adult pedestrian, which ultimately, resulted in serious injuries. We wish the victim a speedy recovery and hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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