New Cassel, NY - Chesnel Veillard Fatally Struck by Train Near Mineola Station

New Cassel, NY – Chesnel Veillard Fatally Struck by Train Near Mineola Station

Posted by: Joanne Holcomb on November 22, 2021

New Cassel, NY (November 22, 2021) – A man who was hit and killed by a Long Island Rail Road train on Tuesday, November 16th has finally been identified.

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority official reported that 81-year-old Chesnel Veillard, a resident of New Cassel, was hit by a train on the Long Island Railroad’s Main Line at the Mineola station.

Authorities revealed that Veillard had dementia and went missing hours before he was struck by the train. He was last seen at about 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday in New Cassel.

An investigation is underway.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim (use the name if possible) at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. We understand that there is absolutely nothing more devastating than the unexpected loss of a family member, especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided in any way possible.

Our wrongful death lawyer in New York is available 24 hours a day to answer all of your questions concerning the fatal accident that claimed the life of your loved one. Call 1-888-657-1460 to be connected with our New Cassel wrongful death lawyer today. You will be provided with a free case evaluation, a complimentary copy of the police accident report, and the assurance that your legal rights will be protected.

Railroad Accidents in New York

New Cassel, NY - Chesnel Veillard Fatally Struck by Train Near Mineola Station

Our New York train accident attorneys have years of experience in protecting the rights of railroad workers, passengers, and other victims who were injured or killed in train accidents. While trains are statistically safer than cars, accidents can and do happen. In most cases, train accidents are devastating for all those involved. They often leave passengers, workers, and nearby motorists and pedestrians with debilitating injuries. 

Injuries frequently sustained in train accidents include neck trauma, back trauma, broken bones, spinal cord damage, and traumatic brain injuries.

When train accidents occur, injured parties are typically able to pursue compensation from any person whose negligence played a part in the accident as well as any subsequent injuries or deaths. Victims can also recover damages from entities such as the railroad company or a manufacturer depending on the circumstances of the accident.

Although victims who were injured in a train accident might have justification for a lawsuit. In cases of fatalities, victims’ families might also be entitled to financial compensation for economic and non-economic losses by filing a wrongful death suit.

New Cassel Train Accident Attorneys

After losing a loved one in a careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent New York accident by no fault of the victim, it may feel like no amount of compensation could make you feel complete again. While it is true that no financial restitution can ever fully make up for your losses, filing a wrongful death claim against the responsible party or parties can go a long way toward helping you find some semblance of peace again. 

Local Accident Reports was created as a resource for families who have lost a loved one in a sudden New York personal injury accident. We provide invaluable resources and information for anyone who is grieving the loss of a family member, particularly if that loss occurred as a result of an accident that was beyond the control of the victim.

We are ready to work to protect your rights and fight for the justice you and your loved ones deserve. If you have suffered due to a fatal accident that was caused by another person’s careless, reckless, negligent, or intentional actions, you must seek out immediate legal guidance. Call New York wrongful death lawyer, Michael A. Rose at 1-888-657-1460 to obtain a free police accident report and begin down the path toward justice today.

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