Man loses arm in Yakima train accident
Posted on Saturday, July 25th, 2020 at 2:14 pm
YAKIMA, WA – A man lost his arm in a train accident in Yakima on Wednesday morning, according to News Talk KIT.
The victim was discovered around 5 a.m. at the intersection of Gordon Road and North 6th Street. A homeless man, who has yet to be publicly identified, was sleeping over railroad tracks when a train passed over him and cut off his arm.
The victim may have been under the influence when he fell asleep, according to the report.
The victim was taken by emergency crews to the hospital, where he is expected to recover.
This is one in a series of reports provided by Caffee Law as a service to inform our Seattle neighbors about traffic news and accidents in the area. Many of these accidents are preventable, and we hope that by reporting on such events, we will reduce the frequency of similar incidents. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a similar situation, contact the Washington train accident injury attorneys of Jeffrey R. Caffee today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses.