One woman died in a train accident in Quincy on Sunday, according to news reports.
The fatal accident occurred around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday when a woman was walking near the train tracks at a non-rail crossing in Quincy, in central Washington state. The woman was hit by an eastbound Burlington Northern-Santa Fe train, which was carrying coal, according to news reports.
It is unclear why the woman was walking near the tracks. Details of the crash haven’t been released and the woman’s identity hasn’t been reported, according to news reports.
The train that stuck the woman was traveling from British Columbia to the Powder River Basin, Wyo. The rail travel was disrupted for approximately two hours while investigators worked at the scene.
As a Spokane personal injury lawyer, I’m saddened to hear about this fatal train accident. My condolences go out to this woman’s friends and family in this difficult time. 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. Trains are very dangerous and pedestrians should never walk along the tracks or near them. I hope investigators are able to determine how this pedestrian accident happened to ensure an accident like this never happens in the future.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Spokane.