Fatal Train – Pedestrian Accident Report in Jacksonville (Duval County) Florida

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A tragic train accident / pedestrian accident was reported in Jacksonville, Florida. The Florida Times Union reported that a person was struck by a Northfolk Southern freight train underneath the overpass on University Boulevard near Phillips Highway. Since a death resulted from this incident, a full investigation will be conducted by local, state, and / or federal authorities. Tragically, this is the second railroad related death in the Jacksonville area within the last month. Another person was hit and killed on East Coast Railway tracks at the Emerson Street railroad crossing about a month ago.
Railroad safety is vital to every community. Drivers and pedestrians should pay close attention to railroad lights and gates. In addition, conductors and other railroad employees should pay close attention to railroad crossings and any other area in which drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians may be present. See Tragic Railroad Death Reported in Jacksonville, Florida. See also Florida Train Accident – Daytona Beach Florida Resident Dead After Struck by Train See also What is the Federal Railroad Administration? How does it apply to personal injuries resulting from train accident?

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