ATLANTA – A trespasser fatally struck by train on Norfolk Southern tracks has led to a tragic loss of life. The incident occurred along East Paces Ferry Road near Roxboro Road.

According to authorities, the individual was on the tracks when they were hit by a Norfolk Southern train, leading to fatal injuries.

The specifics surrounding why the person was on the tracks remain unclear, and an investigation is ongoing to determine the circumstances of the incident.

FOX 5 contacted Norfolk Southern Railway for additional details regarding the incident. A spokesperson for the company provided the following statement:

“No matter the circumstances, any loss of life is a tragedy – our thoughts are with the family of this person during this difficult time.

We would be remiss if we didn’t say that train tracks are simply no place for the public. Train tracks can be uniquely dangerous places that always beg extra care to ensure everyone’s safety.”

Trespasser Fatally Struck by Train in Atlanta

Roxboro Road near where the tragic accident happened

The unfortunate event underscores the dangers associated with trespassing on train tracks and the severe consequences that can ensue.

While the specifics of this case are still under investigation, the family of the deceased may have options to seek compensation for their loss and the financial burdens that come with it.

Families facing the devastating loss of a loved one in such tragic circumstances may benefit from legal counsel to navigate the complexities of their situation.

The Winston Briggs Law Firm specializes in representing victims and their families in cases involving wrongful death and personal injury.

Our attorneys are dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive legal support to ensure that families receive the compensation they deserve.

Through the services of Winston Briggs Law Firm, the victims’ families can pursue several types of compensation, including:

  1. Medical Expenses: Coverage for any medical costs incurred before the victim’s death, including emergency care and hospital bills.
  2. Funeral and Burial Costs: Financial assistance for funeral and burial expenses, can be a significant burden on grieving families.
  3. Loss of Income: Compensation for the lost financial support that the deceased would have provided to their family, including future earnings and benefits.
  4. Pain and Suffering: Damages for the emotional distress and mental anguish experienced by the family due to the untimely death of their loved one.
  5. Loss of Companionship: Compensation for the loss of companionship, care, and guidance that the deceased would have provided to their family members.
  6. Punitive Damages: In cases where negligence or misconduct played a role in the incident, punitive damages may be pursued to hold the responsible parties accountable and prevent similar occurrences in the future.

Our attorneys work diligently to investigate the circumstances of each case, gather critical evidence, and build a strong claim to ensure that the families of victims receive fair and just compensation.

We understand the emotional and financial toll such tragedies take on families, and we are committed to providing the legal support needed to navigate this challenging time.

If you or someone you know has been affected by a tragic accident involving a train or any other form of transportation, we encourage you to contact us.

Our experienced attorneys are here to help you understand your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve, providing a sense of justice and closure during this difficult period.

DisclaimerThe content provided herein serves solely for informational purposes and does not constitute legal or medical advice. In the event of an accident, it is imperative to promptly seek medical assistance. Furthermore, please note that the image included in this post is purely illustrative and does not depict the actual scene of the incident.

Source: FOX5 Atlanta

The map below shows the East Paces Ferry Road near Roxboro Road where the accident happened