Subway Train Accident In Manhattan Tunnel Killed One Man After He Fell Onto Train Tracks
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (January 1, 2018) – A man has tragically died after falling in between subway train cars at the 14th Street Station and being hit by an oncoming train.
MTA officials and Manhattan police are still working to try to identify the man that was hit by a train and killed in the accident.
Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene in order to treat the subway rider for his injuries. Tragically, he was pronounced dead shortly after the train accident.
Authorities will continue to investigate the Manhattan subway train accident.
LIABILITY IN SUBWAY TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Generally speaking, the MTA has a responsibility to maintain a reasonably safe environment for all of the people that ride subway trains. When they fail to maintain a reasonably safe environment and someone is injured or killed, they may be held liable in the event of an accident. There are a number of ways in which the MTA could potentially be liable for an accident. Train operators are trained to keep a lookout for pedestrians on the tracks and to use their brakes in order to help avoid accidents. Defects or cracks on the walkways by trains may cause a person to inadvertently trip and fall. A lack of safety barriers preventing pedestrians from falling in between the gaps where trains travel may create a dangerous condition.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply saddened to learn about the horrific subway train accident that killed a man in Manhattan. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim’s family as they continue to grieve. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of all of those that have been affected. We encourage city officials to look into steps that can be taken in order to help prevent similar accidents in the future.
If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in a subway train accident, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced Manhattan train accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.