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Devastating Train Accident in Fresno County Kills 2

Fatal Train Accident, Selma, Ca

On a fateful Tuesday in Fresno County, a tragic accident claimed the lives of a man and a woman. Their car was struck by a passenger train after the driver, 48-year-old Danny Shelton, drove around the lowered railroad crossings on East Conejo near Peach Avenue.

The impact of the Amtrak train collision launched the car about 200 feet up the tracks, resulting in the immediate death of the driver. His passenger was rushed to a local hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries. Unfortunately, the identity of the female passenger has not yet been released.

In this devastating incident, it’s fortunate that none of the 1,300 passengers on board the train were hurt. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is currently investigating the crash.

As personal injury lawyers, our role is to analyze the legal implications of such accidents. In this case, the driver’s decision to maneuver around the lowered crossing arms highlights the importance of obeying traffic signals and adhering to safety measures. Neglecting these precautions can result in catastrophic consequences, as demonstrated by this tragic event.

Moreover, this case emphasizes the need for increased safety measures at railroad crossings. The lives of motorists, pedestrians, and train passengers alike are at risk when proper precautions are not in place or ignored.

If you or someone you know has been involved in this accident or a similar accident or has experienced a personal injury due to the negligence of others, our law firm is here to help. With over 50 years of experience in handling all types of accident cases and a proven track record of recovering more than $500,000,000 for our injured clients, we are committed to fighting for your rights and securing the compensation you deserve. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation. Remember, you don’t have to face this difficult time alone – we’re here to help.


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