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Train strikes man, causes traumatic brain injury

An man was recently struck by an out-of-state public transport train car. The accident occurred on a recent Wednesday night in March. The man suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the train's impact, officials said. When a similar accident occurs to a Maryland resident, the victim sometimes decides to pursue a personal injury claim against the responsible party or parties.

According to the local police department and the city's Metropolitan Transportation Agency, the 22-year-old man had reportedly exited a Muni train, exited the platform, and was in the process of crossing the street when the accident occurred. He was struck by an inbound Muni train around 8:19 p.m. The pedestrian walk signal was in the process of changing from yellow to red after he began to cross the street.

The San Francisco man was rushed to a local hospital by paramedics. Although he suffered a traumatic brain injury, his injuries were not considered life-threatening, police said, and he was able to converse with investigators the day after the accident. The Muni train operator underwent a test for both drugs and alcohol, per standard procedure.

Regardless of whether the operator was impaired, a personal injury claim may be filed in connection with this accident. If a California civil court determines that the operator was negligent and this negligence either caused or contributed to the victim's injuries, then the the entry of a monetary judgment may occur and be awarded to the victim. When a Maryland resident is the victim of a similar accident that results in the suffering of a traumatic brain injury, the victim typically chooses to consult an experienced personal injury attorney.

Source: sfgate.com, "SF man hit by Muni, suffers traumatic brain injury", Kimberly Veklerov, March 31, 2016

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