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Man Killed After Stepping in Front of Moving Train

Jonathan Hernandez8 months ago

A man from Goose Creek was killed when he stepped in front of a moving train.

Details about the Fatal Train Accident

ABC News 4 is reporting that a man from Goose Creek was killed when he stepped in front of a moving passenger train in Goose Creek on Sunday morning. According to police, the man has been identified as 44-year-old Harold Stewart Jr.

The Berkeley County Coroner has stated that Stewart was walking along the sidewalk that crosses the tracks on Red Bank Road and Highway 52.

Witnesses of the accident have told investigators that the rail arms at the crossing were down and the lights were flashing when Stewart stepped in front of the train. Stewart was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

According to Amtrak, the train was en route from Savannah, Georgia, to New York City and was carrying 102 passengers. There were no injuries on the train at the time of the accident.

Important Information about Train Accident Fatalities

According to Operation Lifesaver Rail Safety Education, there are hundreds of wrongful deaths every year in the United States that take place at railroad crossings:

  • 264 fatalities were reported to have taken place at railroad crossings in the United States in 2014.
  • The majority of accidents involving trains take place within 25 miles of the victim’s home.
  • In 2014, there were a reported total of 861 fatalities involving railroad crossings. 

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