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Person killed after being hit by train near downtown Amtrak station

AUSTIN, TX – A person was killed after being struck by a train in the downtown area last night, according to KXAN.

The accident occurred near an Amtrak station near the intersection of Baylor Street and W. 3rd Street at about 9:10 p.m.

Initial reports stated that a person was trapped beneath a train after being hit by it. The victim died at the scene.

The identity of the victim and the cause of the accident were not immediately available.

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Note: Serious accidents happen every day in Texas. Our blog serves as a reminder of this devastating fact and we hope that increased awareness of the risks we all face every day helps us take further steps towards prevention. Our posts are sourced from local news outlets and are updated frequently. Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.

Driver seriously hurt after colliding with train in Bastrop

BASTROP, TX – A woman was severely injured after she collided with a Union Pacific train in Bastrop yesterday afternoon, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

The accident occurred near the intersection of Persimmon Street and Wilson Street at about 2 p.m., when a 60-year-old driver of a Jeep Cherokee reportedly drove around the arms of a railroad crossing as a train was headed towards her.

The Jeep and the train collided, causing the car to lose its roof and roll over onto its side.

The driver, who has yet to be publicly identified, was airlifted to the hospital in Austin with severe wounds.

No occupants of the train were reported as hurt.

Authorities continue to investigate the collision at this time.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Austin train accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Pedestrian struck and killed by train in Kyle

KYLE, TX – A pedestrian was fatally struck by a train in Kyle yesterday afternoon, according to a report published by KXAN.

The accident was reported by KXAN at 5:39 p.m. and occurred near I-35 at the Opal Ln railroad crossing.

Details of the collision are slim at this time, but officers closed the roadways in the area yesterday for the investigation, which continues at this time.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

This is a developing news story, and further details will be published once they are made available.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Austin pedestrian accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.