San Francisco news reports that a woman was hospitalized after being struck
by a Muni train. Muni's M-Ocean View train hit the woman near the
intersection of 19th Avenue and Randolph Street. She suffered a head injury
as a result of the accident. She continues to recover and is in serious
but stable condition.
Pedestrian accidents are frequent in San Francisco, and carry with them the potential for serious
injuries. When pedestrians are involved in accident with cars, truck or
train, they may suffer life threatening injuries such as
traumatic brain injuries,
spinal cord injuries and
In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association
(NHTSA) more than 5,000 pedestrian accidents occur each year and an additional
78,000 pedestrians or more are injured when hit by a motor vehicle.
If you have been injured due to another negligent it is important to speak
to an experienced San Francisco personal injury attorney as soon as possible
to protect your rights. If you've been harmed due to the negligence
of another, you may be entitled to compensation.
Negligent actions include careless or reckless actions that harm another
person. In some cases this may be driving while drunk or distracted driving.
Other times, it may be failing to take reasonable steps to eliminate a
"foreseeable risk. of harm" However, it's important to remember
not all accidents are the result of negligence. An experienced San Francisco
personal injury lawyer can investigate an incident and determine your right to compensation.
Here, the actions that led to the San Francisco muni accident remain under
investigation. A spokesperson for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation
Agency noted the the operator involved in the accident is not longer driving
pending an agency review.
For more information or if you have been injured in an accident, contact
the San Francisco injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for a