skip to content
blog home Train Accident Fatal Accident Involving SunRail Train in Kissimmee

Fatal Accident Involving SunRail Train in Kissimmee

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on October 29, 2019

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.

Sources:

James O. Cunningham

James O. CunninghamSince 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.

Related Articles:

Do I Have A Case?

padlock 100% Secure and Confidential

Martindale Hubbell | Highest Ethical standing
  • Bar Register Preeminent Lawyers
  • The Florida Bar Board Certified
  • NBLSC Board Certified Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb
  • The Florida Bar Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Personal Injury
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb Top Attorney Personal Injury
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent High Ethical Standing
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Super Lawyers
  • Florida Legal Elite

Client Testimonials

5 StarsMr. Cunningham is an excellent and knowledgeable attorney.
I would and have recommended Mr. Cunningham as an attorney. I am extremely happy with the service he has provided for me and my family. I will definately use Mr. Cunningham in the future if I ever need an attorney again. John, a Personal Injury client

Read Reviews

Request a free 30-minute case evaluation with attorney James O. Cunningham. Request Free Evaluation

Close Form

Receive a free
case evaluation.

All submissions are personally reviewed by attorney James O. Cunningham within hours.

padlock 100% Secure and Confidential