Pedestrian Hit, Killed by Amtrak Train at West Irving Station in Irving

Pedestrian Hit, Killed by Amtrak Train at West Irving Station in Irving

One Person Killed in Irving Pedestrian Accident at West Irving Station

Irving, Texas (April 27, 2022) – A pedestrian died after being struck by an Amtrak train Tuesday evening in Irving, according to a local news source.

The deadly pedestrian accident happened shortly after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 at West Irving Station.

As per the report, the pedestrian was walking across the tracks when they were hit by the train that was traveling from San Antonio to Chicago.

The pedestrian died in the crash. The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

None of the 109 passengers and crew on board was injured.

No other details are immediately available.

An investigation into the crash is underway.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

There are many different reasons why automobile, 18-wheeler, and motorcycle accidents occur, including driver negligence, driver inattention, texting and driving, speeding, fatigue, failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign or private drive, running a red light, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. While the factors listed above are the main causes of most accidents, there may also be other factors involved, which is why it’s important that an investigation be conducted before evidence disappears, especially in cases involving a fatality.  At Joel A. Gordon & Associates, we will act quickly to secure accident scene photos, interview witnesses, obtain police records, and secure other valuable evidence needed to win your case.  Call now for a free consultation.

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