A 24-year-old man died from fatal injuries after a train rammed into his car close to Washington Avenue in Lake Worth, police report.
Emergency services arrived at the scene of a fatal crash involving a train close to
Washington Avenue in Lake Worth. A 24-year-old man was traveling in a 2003 Infinity from northbound Dixie Highway when he approached the train gates at Washington Avenue.
According to the police report, the gates were in a closed position with flashing light signals; however, the driver ventured further onto the tracks. A train approached concurrently and it struck the man’s car on the right side, sending the car spinning in a counterclockwise direction until it came to rest in a southwest position right beside the train tracks.
Emergency services cleared the wreckage and attended to the injured driver. Unfortunately, the driver had succumbed to his injuries. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The train conductor did not sustain an injury in the crash.
Police are still conducting investigations into the cause of the crash. According to a police spokesperson, the driver’s failure to observe traffic signals contributed to the crash.
Police advise drivers to adhere to signal rules and to exercise extreme caution when driving around train tracks.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving two vehicles which ultimately led to the death of one person. We extend our condolences to the victim’s family and friends during this difficult time. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a car, motorcycle, 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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