BC Man Hit by Seattle Train Dies

A Canadian man who was hit by a train in Seattle nearly two months ago has died from his injuries, according to news reports.

The 32-year-old British Columbia man was hit by a train on Nov. 6 when he was trying to cross the tracks at the intersection of Elliott Avenue and Clay Street near downtown Seattle.

He “apparently tried to cross the railroad tracks by crawling under one of the stopped train cars, according to police. When he stepped out from under the stopped car, he walked into the path of a southbound locomotive and was struck,” according to news reports.

According to the investigation following the train accident, a northbound train was stopped on the westernmost set of railroad tracks, blocking the intersection of Elliott Avenue and Clay Street. The man’s death was ruled an accident.

He died Monday from multiple blunt-force injuries, according to news reports.

As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’m saddened to hear about this man’s death. I hope this tragic case reminds people to never cross train tracks at unmarked areas, even when they think they aren’t in any danger. My condolences go out to this man’s friends and family in this difficult time.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Seattle.