Earlier this month, on June 13th, a cyclist was struck and killed by an early morning commuter train in Denton. The incident occurred just before noon, by the Lakeview Boulevard railroad crossing, just to the south of MedPark Station. According to the Denton police department, a southbound Denton County Transportation Authority train struck the adult male bicyclist, killing him instantly.
The man was said to be riding with several other riders, though no one else was injured during the incident. Everyone riding with the victim immediately stopped their bicycles and attempted to render aid, but none were successful in their attempts. The police state the man died at the scene of the accident.
In total, there were 11 passengers on the commuter train. Thankfully, no one else was injured during the incident.
Jim Cline, DCTA President, offered his condolences to the individual’s family and friends, all of whom are in mourning following the tragedy.
While this incident was clearly an accident, there are cases where negligence or inattention play a significant role in the cause of death. If this is the case, the mourning family and friends are entitled to compensation for their loss. While no amount of money will bring back a loved one, monetary compensation can help with burial costs, medical bills, and more. Anything left behind by the deceased will be left to the family, which can become its own hardship in certain cases.
If a loved one has perished in an accident and you suspect wrongful death, you’re entitled to legal counsel. Seek out a professional and request their services for the case. You’ll be surprised at how knowledgeable and helpful attorneys are.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact the Todd Durham Law Firm for legal assistance at (972) 362-0046. We’ll schedule a consultation appointment promptly!