Friday, June 26, 2009

Train accident leaves man severely injured

A man being hit by a car is common. A man purposely going in front of a train is unlikely but possible especially when drunk.

In Fresno, a train hit a man who walked in front of it. Due to the impact, the man suffered severe injuries to his lower extremities and was in critical condition.

According to witnesses, the man got off his bike near Belmont Avenue and Diana Street and proceeded in front of the train.

Alcohol intoxication alters the functioning of the brain. It affects how an individual thinks. The Fresno man might have been severely intoxicated that he had become oblivious to the dangers of walking near a train much more in front of it.

Luckily or unluckily, the man survived. Authorities had not made any statements on filing charges, if any, against the man or the train company.

If a wrongful conduct had been committed, either party could hire a train accident attorney to pursue a case against the negligent one.