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Sacramento, CA – Train slams into car, killing three and injuring more, officials say

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SACRAMENTO, CA – An Amtrak passenger train and a car collided in California, officials said, killing three and injuring several others. This was reported at around 1:30 p.m. on June 26.The train crashed into the four-door sedan in an area without a signal or guardrails. 

The accident occurred as the car pulled into a rural dirt driveway at around 1 p.m. There was no railroad crossing in the vicinity, according to a BNSF spokesperson.

Battalion Chief Craig Auzenne of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District reported that three women died and four others, including a child, were injured. 

Two of the injured adults were taken to a hospital after being rushed to the scene. An injured child was taken to a local hospital by air, the outlet reports. The women who died were 51, 72, and 41 years old. According to fire officials, 85 passengers were aboard the train when it crashed. 

Reports say that no one was injured inside the train. Fire Marshal Steve Aubert with the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District said that the area in which the accident occurred is “highly potentially dangerous,” and that emergency services respond to accidents involving trains and cars at least once or twice a year.

An outdoor fundraising event for a Brentwood resident who died recently took place 300 feet away when the crash happened. Firefighters were already on site to help a fainting participant, and several attendees fainted upon learning of the crash.

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Auto accidents throughout California claim the lives of more than 3,400 people each year. Although the majority of vehicle collisions are preventable, we continue to witness the impacts they have on families throughout our state. In fact, statistics show that more than 80% of accidents occur as a result of another driver’s reckless or negligent actions. The leading causes of crashes in our state include driving while impaired, careless driving, speeding, distracted driving, and disregarding traffic control devices. In many cases, families of those killed are left to deal with overwhelming mental and emotional consequences while trying to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward.

As if dealing with overwhelming grief was not enough, numerous families are required to put forth tens of thousands of dollars to cover the funeral costs of their loved ones. When victims are killed in accidents resulting from the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in California as soon as possible. Although we understand that no amount of compensation could ever take away a family’s pain and suffering, compensation can help grieving families cover to costs of burial and funeral expenses and alleviate the impact of lost wages moving forward.

With nearly four decades of experience, the California car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of families hold wrongdoers accountable and get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. Being able to focus on moving forward after experiencing a loss is something our law firm is dedicated to helping our clients do. We work hard to help families protect their legal rights and best interests. If your loved one lost their life in a collision, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Sacramento at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you. Our team is available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Sacramento.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Sacramento and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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