[09-22-2023] San Bernardino County, CA – 48-Year-Old Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Train in Bloomington

Published September 27, 2023

[09-22-2023] 48-Year-Old Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Train in BloomingtonA 48-year-old pedestrian died after being struck by a train in Bloomington, San Bernardino County, on Friday evening, September 22, 2023.

According to the Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, the fatal collision happened around 10:00 p.m. in an area south of Interstate 10 and S. Cactus Avenue.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and identified as Kira T., a resident of Riverside County.

The authorities have not released further information about the fatal collision.

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What Should You Do After a Train Accident?

Taking a school bus, tour bus, public bus, trolley, metro, or train should not mean risking your life. The rise of cheap transportation options, however, often results in broken rules and ignored safety standards. Public transport drivers should undergo significant training before taking passengers.

Sadly, passengers often entrust their lives to drivers who are poorly trained, incompetent, or negligent. One driver error can result in dozens of lives being ruined or taken in a matter of seconds. The following steps should be taken if someone you know is involved in a train accident:

  1. Call 911 as soon as possible to report the crash. Obtain the police report, which would be vital to your claim.
  2. Seek medical attention immediately to reduce the severity of the injury. It is possible to detect internal injuries that have not yet manifested symptoms through scans and tests.
  3. Obtain the contact information of everyone involved in the collision, including the witnesses. Include their names, phone numbers, and insurance information, and do not forget to photograph the license plates, vehicles, and other potential evidence.
  4. State the facts when speaking with the insurance company. Do not exaggerate details about the fatal collision or accept insurance settlement offers before discussing them with a lawyer.
  5. Consult our California train accident lawyers to maximize your insurance coverage.


Fatal Train Accident Statistics

Eight hundred ninety-three people died in train accidents in 2021. The number is 20% greater than the total of 744 in 2020. Also, 2021 recorded 5,781 individuals admitted to hospitals due to nonfatal injuries, a 4% increase from the total number admitted in 2020, which was 5,544.

The National Safety Council reported that deaths at highway-rail crossings increased by 21% between 2020 and 2021, while deaths involving other accidents increased by 20%. The fatality rate for the latter was 94%, or 617 individuals, all of whom were trespassers.

On average, a train strikes and kills or harms a person or a vehicle every two hours. Over a thousand people die in railway accidents every year. There were about 600 fatalities and 2,300 injuries.

Trains are by far the most efficient mode of transportation in terms of time and cost. The skill of the train’s conductors and the frequency of operation can impact the security of passengers and employees.