Houston— Man Hit by Train on Sampson Street
Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 11:17 pm
Houston police officials are still investigating a pedestrian collision involving a train on Sampson Street in East Downtown last Saturday, according to authorities.
At around 4:05 p.m., local emergency crews responded to a train versus man crash at the intersection of Sampson and McKinney streets. Based on a preliminary investigation, a man was lying on the tracks when he was struck by a train. The impact of the collision killed the man instantly. Authorities are still determining whether the victim was already lifeless before he was hit.
The victim’s identification has not been disclosed as of this writing. Investigators are still gathering information surrounding the crash.
We are deeply saddened for the family and loved ones of the deceased victim. Our prayers and thoughts are with them. We strongly believe that the Houston Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.
Texas is among the states in the US that have the most car accidents which involved injuries and fatalities every year. Some of the common factors contributing to the rising cases of collisions in the area include the worsening traffic situation, weather conditions, and poor driving habits.
Bad driving habits are the greatest cause of a fatal crash. It can be lethal to the person behind the wheel, as well as the drivers on the road. Drivers who do not use their signal to change lanes or those who do not secure their blind spots before shifting direction are more likely to be involved in an accident. Some of the most dangerous driving habits include speeding, unsafe lane change, tailgating, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you or someone you love has been a victim of a car accident with a negligent driver, you have a right to fair compensation for the trauma you experienced and the injuries you have suffered.