October 11, 2011
A 64-year-old man was injured in Austin, Texas, Monday evening after falling from a railroad bridge. Authorities say the man was walking along the Cap Metro train bridge at Adelphi Lane and Waters Park Road just before dusk. KXAN News reports that an approaching train caught the man in the middle of the 30-foot high bridge with nowhere to go.
Austin-Travis County EMS workers say they believe the man either jumped from the bridge or was blown off by turbulence from the swiftly passing train, but that the train did not hit the man. The man was conscious and responsive when the EMS arrived, but needed immediate treatment for several leg fractures he suffered. Paramedics transported the man to Round Rock Hospital where he was treated and released.
The Texas Personal Injury Attorneys with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers encourage all readers to stay off train tracks at all costs. However, if you have been injured while on or near a train, the experienced team at Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers is available anytime to discuss your case.