CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT – FREIGHT TRAIN STRIKES PEDESTRIAN
An Oakland man was walking along the railroad tracks using a well traveled short cut to walk from a popular flea market to an area east of the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. A fast moving freight train saw the pedestrian walking close to the tracks far enough in the distance to slow or stop, but did not attempt to slow down, stop or effectively warn the pedestrian. The train struck the pedestrian at full speed, amputating both of his legs. The funds from the settlement have provided a private home, a handicap vehicle and living expenses for our client.