Tempe, AZ – One Killed, One Injured in Train Accident at Center Pkwy & Washington St
Tempe, AZ (January 3, 2021) – A man died early on Sunday after officers with the Tempe Police Department said his car crashed head-on with a light-rail train in the Tempe area.
Per reports from authorities, officials were dispatched to the scene just after midnight. The accident occurred near Center Parkway and Washington Street, said police spokesperson Detective Natalie Barela. Police said the car was traveling eastbound when it collided with the front of the westbound train for unknown reasons, according to Barela.
A man, the only person in the vehicle, died at the scene, Barela said. He has not been identified by police. The driver of the light-rail train was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, Barela said. No passengers were on the train at the time of the accident.
Police are working with the railway to review video taken in the area and are continuing to investigate the crash at this time.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Fatal Train Accidents in Arizona
When crashes involving trains occur, catastrophic and even fatal consequences befall victims. When a victim has been killed as a result of a serious accident, families should safeguard their legal rights with the help of a wrongful death attorney in Arizona. Hundreds of lives are lost each year to these tragic accidents, and many more people are injured due to the nature of these serious accidents.
Those who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others, from train companies to engineers and beyond, may have to deal with insurance companies, financial difficulties, and emotional trauma. And when it comes to these catastrophic crashes, victims and their families may struggle to find peace in the aftermath.
Thankfully, those who have suffered as a result of these train accidents can seek help from a skilled attorney to cope.
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