Man Hit by Train after Car Goes off 91
A Yorba Linda man was killed after his sedan veered off the 91 highway, rolled down a 30-foot embankment and was subsequently hit by a train. 62-year-old victim, Mark Carter was driving westbound on 91 around 5:45 p.m. Monday afternoon when his 2007 BMW swerved from the left lanes onto the right shoulder. The car then hit 50 feet of guardrail before tumbling down the embankment and landing on a Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad track. An oncoming train hit the passenger side of the car. Carter died at the scene at 6:03 p.m.
Family and friends are sure to be astounded and saddened by this man’s death as investigators probe the matter and try to see what happened. Usually, when a car swerves for no apparent reason it can be indicative of a problem. If alcohol was not involved, a sudden medical condition like a heart attack could be the issue. The possibility that the car had defective auto parts in them is another potential problem.
If the family leans that faulty wiring, breaks or engine parts caused the wreck they can sue the automaker under product liability laws. Has someone you loved one been killed in a similar manner? Then contact TorkLaw today at (888) 845-9696 and speak with one of our knowledgable product liability and/or wrongful death lawyers. The consultation is free and you could be well on your way to providing the victim the justice they deserve after their untimely demise.