Fatal Train Accident Claims Life Near Austin, Texas

According to KXAN Austin, a woman died after being struck by a CapMetro train near Austin, Texas, on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

Details about the Fatal Accident

The fatal accident occurred on Highway 183 near the 400-500 block in Leander, Texas, roughly 45 minutes outside of downtown Austin. Emergency responders arrived at the scene around 12:00 PM, where they discovered the tragic scene. The identity of the victim remains unknown at this time. Authorities are meticulously investigating the cause of the accident, and further details will be released as they become available.

The accident involved a CapMetro commuter train and a pedestrian. Based on the preliminary investigation, it is believed that the victim was crossing the railroad bridge on foot when they were struck by the train. The accident caused significant traffic disruptions in the area.

Important Information about Railroad Accidents

According to the National Safety Council, there are dozens of wrongful deaths of people involved in railroad accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2022, there were a total of 952 fatalities at railroads in the United States, with 29% of those fatalities occurring at rail crossings.
  • There were a total of 3,243 non-fatal accidents that happened during the same year.
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