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March 17, 2022

Duluth, GA – Guangyun Jin Killed in Fatal Train Crash Near S Peachtree St

Duluth, GA (March 17, 2022) – Around 5:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, March 17, a man was killed in a fatal train crash in Duluth. 

According to Duluth Police, the accident happened around 5:30 a.m. at the intersection of South Peachtree Street and Hardy Street in front of the local library. When police arrived at the scene, they found a Nissan Pathfinder off the road and down an embankment. Police confirmed that the vehicle was driven by an Uber driver, 39-year-old Guangyun Jin. He and a passenger were inside the vehicle when it became trapped on the train tracks. The passenger got out of the vehicle and fled to safety but Jin allegedly tried to get his vehicle off the tracks. 

The operator of the train said that they noticed the SUV but it was too late. They tried to activate their emergency stopping system and used their horn but the driver did not get out of the vehicle in time. The train pushed the vehicle approximately 200 yards before it went down the embankment. 

Paramedics and numerous other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Jin was severely injured and pronounced dead at the scene. Nobody else sustained injuries in the accident. 

The area was blocked for an extended period of time as police worked to clear the scene.

No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Fatal Train Accidents in Georgia

Train accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents in Georgia. This is due to the fact that trains are some of the largest modes of transportation within the state. Every year, hundreds of drivers and pedestrians are killed in these horrific accidents when a train is unable to stop in time. In some cases, negligence is at play. If you have lost someone you love in a train crash, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust. 

The loss of a loved one in an accident can be incredibly traumatic and life-altering. This is the reality that hundreds of families face every year when fatal train accidents occur. If you have lost someone close to you in one of these accidents, you must be able to prove that the following elements were present: 

  • The train operator owed a duty of care
  • The duty of care was breached
  • The breach in duty led to the accident
  • The accident led to the loss of your loved one and other damages

If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you should speak with a Duluth wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. 

Duluth Train Accident Attorneys

Our attorneys at Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys are here to help you after you have lost somebody close to you in a fatal crash. We understand how difficult it can be to lose someone you love in a fatal crash. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a wide array of aspects. You should never have to stand alone after a fatal accident. Please do not hesitate to contact a train accident attorney in Duluth at (678) 832-0585 for more information on how we can help you. 

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.