Pedestrian Struck and Killed by VTA Train on Highway 87 in Santa Clara

1 Killed in Santa Clara Pedestrian Accident on Highway 87 near Curtner Station

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Santa Clara, California (February 10, 2020) – A pedestrian died after being struck by a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light-rail train on Monday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened near Highway 87 and the Curtner station at about 5:45 a.m.

A pedestrian is reported to have been struck by the train for unknown reasons.

The unidentified pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two lanes of Highway 87 was temporarily closed as the authorities examined the scene.

The collision also resulted in service disruption between the Curtner and Tamien stations. A bus bridge was sent to transport passengers between the two stations.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is personally available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.