Chester, PA – Teens Killed in Fatal Train Crash Near Wilson St
Chester, PA (April 29, 2023) – Two teens were killed in a fatal train crash that took place in Chester on the afternoon of Saturday, April 29.
According to Chester officials, the accident happened on the railroad tracks at 400 Wilson Street. Police confirmed that a 161 Amtrak train was headed south in the area toward Washington, D.C. There were several children in the area, and two were struck by the train, which was unable to stop in time. After the incident, the train stopped and remained at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Two teens, who have not yet been identified, were tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Nobody else was hurt in the accident.
The area was blocked off for some time after the accident. SEPTA suspended service until the scene was cleared.
No further details have been released, but the investigation into the collision continues.
We want to take a moment to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this collision.
Fatal Train Accidents in Pennsylvania
Though train accidents are some of the most severe accidents in Pennsylvania, they do not happen as commonly as other collisions. Data collected by the Federal Railroad Administration confirms that a total of 317 train crashes took place in Pennsylvania in 2020 alone. These accidents led to injuries in 223 people and took the lives of 14 people. Losing a loved one in a fatal train accident, especially a child, can affect your life in many ways that you may not be prepared for. If you have lost a loved one in an accident, you and your family have many options.
The loss of a loved one taken too soon by a fatal train crash can affect your life in many ways. You may be feeling helpless and confused after a fatal accident. As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one taken too soon by a pedestrian accident, you may wonder where you are going to turn. A wrongful death claim can be incredibly stressful and involve many laws that you are not familiar with. You may have a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. This is why you should speak with a compassionate Chester wrongful death attorney after a fatal train crash.
Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal train crash. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling on emotional and financial levels after a fatal train crash. Our attorneys will assist you as you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages, such as the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of consortium and companionship
We are here for you in your time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Chester at (215) 731-9900 for more information on how we can assist you.