Our client was just 17 years old when her future was taken away from her. She and her best friend, like many park visitors, frequented the area of the park where the railroad crossing was located, but they had never heard nor seen a train on the tracks before. The crossing itself, which is located in the middle of Memorial Park in Houston, lacked any signs, signals, gates, or barriers to inform the public of the existence of an active train line. This ultimately led to our client’s death.
A Union Pacific train struck and killed our teenage client at the unprotected railroad crossing. To make matters worse, the train conductor sounded the horn a mere six seconds before striking our client.
The family is now left devastated at the loss of their young daughter.
Our firm has filed a wrongful death and survival action against Union Pacific, and we will fight relentlessly to ensure that this preventable tragedy does not happen to another child and another family again.