Why Was Caltrans Construction Worker Struck by Train?
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A construction worker was seriously injured after he was struck by a train in Victorville Wednesday morning. Police say the man was working on a lift machine around 6:30 a.m. when he attempted to cross the train tracks and was struck by the oncoming BNSF freight train. The accident occurred near the intersection of D Street and Sixth Street.

The victim was airlifted to Antelope Valley Hospital with major head trauma. According to police, he was conscious and breathing when first responders arrived.

A witness says the victim was blowing his horn on the lift machine right before he was struck by the train. The railroad’s crossing lights appeared to be in working condition at the time of the crash. It is unclear why the lift was crossing the track at that time.

Sixth Street was closed all day between E and D Streets. BNSF Police are investigating the accident.

The construction workers were working on a Caltrans I-15 project that will reconstruct three interchanges and widen the Mojave River Bridge.

“We’re praying for the victim’s recovery. We hope the authorities are able to get to the bottom of this so that this never happens to another construction worker again,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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