A woman in her twenties is being treated for life-threatening injuries in San Francisco General Hospital after being struck by the M-Oceanview light-rail vehicle at 3:04 PM yesterday afternoon.
Police and fire officials say the woman was crossing Junipero Serra Boulevard on foot when the light-rail vehicle struck her, causing severe injuries. She was taken to San Francisco General after the accident, where she is currently undergoing treatment.
The M-Oceanview line has been closed to the public during the investigation by the police and fire department, which is currently ongoing. The operator of the light rail vehicle has been placed on non-driver status for the duration of the investigation, until more information is discovered.
Being involved in a accident involving public transportation can be devastating.Public transportation vehicles like light-rail are very large and can travel at high speed, making contact with one that is in motion extremely dangerous for an unprotected pedestrian. If you are involved in such a case, and have suffered severe injury as a result, then you may be entitled to compensation. If another person's negligence leaves you with critical or life threatening injuries, then they must be held responsible for your pain and suffering.
It is always important to make sure you have help when involved in such a severe accident. If you or a loved one has been injured, then you need to contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney for the representation you need to ensure that your rights are being protected.