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Two Women Killed in Winter Park Amtrak Train Accident

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on October 1, 2017

Just a few hours after the morning commute in Winter Park, two women were fatally injured in yet another train accident in Florida. This time, at approximately 11:45 a.m., the two unnamed victims were struck and killed by Amtrak Train #91, (known as the “Silver Star”), which was travelling southbound towards Orlando near Cypress & Palmetto Avenues. This particular train commutes daily from New York City to Miami, and was carrying 83 passengers at the time of the crash, none of which were injured. SunRail services in the area were also suspended for a few hours, but resumed later that afternoon. Since the investigation is currently ongoing, the reason behind the women being on the train tracks has yet to be confirmed, however, Winter Park police say that it appears that they were attempting to take their own lives. The authorities are withholding their names until their next of kin have been notified.

Local businessowner Shannon Youngs, whose shop is located on Palmetto Avenue near the collision site, has become quite use to the noises of the commuter trains travelling through the area. “We heard around 11:40 a.m., the train came by, which isn’t unusual. We hear the SunRail and the Amtrak come by all the time, but the horn sounded different this time. It was very chopped up,” she said.

Train accidents have quickly become a far too common site here in Florida unfortunately, with one claiming the life of a young woman just earlier this week near UCF. Another fatal railway incident from January of this year mortally wounded a local bicycle enthusiast. Although these specific crashes involved SunRail commuter trains, it is becoming increasingly obvious that additional safety precautions are becoming a necessity at dangerous train crossings. A fact that is not lost on the Florida Department of Transportation, which has plans to install safety fences at problematic crossings between Seminole County and Orange County. The Federal Railroad Administration’s Office of Safety Analysis also recently released a six-month report stating that Florida is tied with Texas for the second most fatal train accidents in the United States.

If you are in need of an efficient & effective Orlando train accident attorney, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. today at 877-FL-INJURY.

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