Fatal Accident Involving SunRail Train in Kissimmee
Police within Kissimmee are currently investigating a death that occurred on Monday, October 28th, that left a single individual dead. Initial reports from the authorities within Kissimmee indicated that the train accident took place shortly before 6:30 in the morning, when a SunRail train was in the process of leaving the station. As the train approached Dakin Avenue, a 25-year-old individual made their way around the crossing lights and signals and onto the tracks. It is not clear if the driver of the train saw this person as the train approached or if the 25-year-old’s presence on the rails was not known until the train struck them.
At the time of this writing, an investigation into the incident is well underway. Authorities connected to the incident are attempting to discover just what happened to cause the person to weave around all of the signals indicating the oncoming train and whether or not it was the result of bad visibility or if the pedestrian knowingly entered the area of the tracks when the train was due to approach.
Emergency crews were called to the area immediately after the collision between the train and the pedestrian took place. When they arrived, paramedics and EMTs did everything they could for the badly injured 25-year-old, but the wounds they had sustained during the impact with the train were too much for medical help. The individual was declared dead at the scene of the accident.
While the Kissimmee police began their initial investigation into the incident, trains traveling both from and to Kissimmee were placed on a long delay. At the time of this writing, it is not clear whether or not any of the southbound trains headed into Kissimmee or trains traveling to Kissimmee from the northern Poinciana Station would resume their normal schedule anytime soon.
No charges have been filed against anyone connected to the case. It is not believed that the driver of the train or any of the passengers within it at the time of the accident were injured. Police have not yet issued any statement regarding what they believe to be the reasons behind the incident.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.