According to the report, the Sumner train accident occurred Zehnder Street at 6pm in downtown Sumner.
The unidentified train accident victim is described as a 40-year-old man.
Sumner is located east of Tacoma near Puyallup and Bonney Lake.
There have been 16 people killed on BNSF train tracks in Washington so far this year.
Pedestrian accidents on train tracks are devastating to the railroad workers and to the families of the deceased.
This type of pedestrian accident can occur when a person only thinks about one train crossing at a time. Accidents like this occur when the first train has passed and a second train comes by on a parallel track.
A week ago, a 17-year-old Minday Doster was killed while walking near a BNSF Railway line. In that train accident, Doster was not on the track but she was struck by an overhanging part. Trains can overhang their tracks by at least three feet and items like hooks and other components can hang off the sides and hit a person.
To be safe, people should not walk near train tracks and only cross them at designated pedestrian or roadway crossings, observing all warning signs and signals.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in Seattle train accidents and the family of those killed. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.
9th fatal pedestrian-train accident in Washington this year
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