31 Jan 2023

By NY Local Accidents

In Accident News

Queens, NY (January 31, 2023) – Before 1:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon, January 30, a train accident involving a pedestrian took place near an intersection in Queens.

According to New York officials, the accident happened on the railroad tracks around the area of Jamaica Avenue and Van Wyck Expressway. Police confirmed that a pedestrian was allegedly crossing the tracks when they were struck by a train that was traveling northbound in the area. The train came to a stop, though the reasons behind the accident are not entirely known.

Local paramedics and fire crews were immediately rushed to the scene to assist the pedestrian. The unidentified victim was hurt as a result of the accident. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment, but their condition is not yet known.

A large portion of the road and the tracks in the area were blocked. Police reported delays in both directions for train services throughout the afternoon until the scene was cleared around 2:00 p.m.

The investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident remains ongoing.

We offer our warmest thoughts and prayers to the party injured in this accident. We hope that they receive a full recovery from their injuries.

Train Accidents in New York 

Trains are some of the largest types of transportation in New York. Because of this, pedestrians are always urged to pay close attention to what is happening around them when they are near train tracks. However, even when we are being as careful as possible, a train-related accident could happen in the blink of an eye due to the negligence of another party. With over 180,000 miles of railroad tracks in New York, it is not uncommon to hear train accidents occur weekly. If you have been hurt in a train crash, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney who has handled these claims in the past.

The aftermath of any type of train-related accident can be a daunting experience to handle. This is especially true for pedestrians, who sometimes become seriously injured or killed in these traumatic accidents. There are many serious injuries that tend to result from train-on-pedestrian accidents, such as the following:

  • Multiple broken bones
  • Internal organ damage
  • Paralysis
  • Death, in the worst instances

Luckily, you have a variety of options available for you if you have been hurt in one of these accidents and find yourself unable to work or complete the daily activities you once enjoyed. Speaking with a Queens train accident attorney can help you get back on your feet.

At The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C., we are dedicated to helping you move forward after a life-altering accident in New York. You may not be aware of all of your options and have the insurance company harassing you as you work on your physical recovery. This is why our attorneys are here to help you during one of the most difficult times in your life. We understand how complex an accident claim can be and offer our help to you when you need it the most. Please contact a train accident attorney in Queens at (718) 606-4099 to find out what options you have along the way.

Notes: When writing these accident news pieces, our writers rely on secondary sources. These sources are comprised of police and fire accident reports, news reports, and newspaper articles, as well as first-person testimonies from accident witnesses. Because of this, our team at The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C. has not independently validated the information regarding this accident. Please get in touch with our company to have any inaccurate information corrected right away. Please let us know if you want the post to be taken down from our website, and we will do our best to comply.

Disclaimers: In order to prevent being engaged in a tragic accident, we wish to encourage the people in our neighborhood to drive slowly and with caution. This news article is not meant to be a solicitation for business. Any information offered shouldn’t be regarded as professional medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post wasn’t taken at the location of the collision.