A man was killed on Sunday morning, June 2, 2019, when an Amtrak train crashed into his vehicle on railroad tracks in Oakland, according to officials. The crash occurred just past 11 am, close to the intersection of 85th Avenue and San Leandro Street. The incident has been ruled as a suicide by the Alameda County Coroner’s Office, according to Heather Mozdean. Mozdean is a Battalion Chief at the Oakland Fire Department.
According to Mozdean, the man deliberately drove to the railroad tracks. His vehicle was hit by the incoming Amtrak train. The train was a Capital Corridor 728 train travelling from San Jose to Oakland. According to Mozdean, all 64 passengers on board the Amtrak train were not injured. The vehicle the man was driving caught on fire after it was struck by the Amtrak train. The identity of the man was not revealed.
If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at 619-717-8607 for a free consultation.
Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.
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