Jack Newton ID’d as Man Killed in Redwood City Pedestrian Accident at Main Street near Redwood City Station
Redwood City, California (May 7, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train on Monday afternoon in Redwood City, according to authorities.
The deadly crash happened at the Main Street crossing, just south of the Redwood City station, at around 4:00 p.m., on May 4.
As per the police reports, the pedestrian, identified as Jack Preston Newton, 75, from Redwood City, was hit by a southbound train no. 156 on the railroads. The manner at which the crash happened is yet to be known.
Newton succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
Following the accident, all trains were temporarily stopped. As of 4:25 p.m., the northbound track was reopened for movement with a speed limit of 10 mph.
More details about the crash were not immediately available.
An investigation into the crash is underway.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said