Amtrak Train Hits Car on Crossing in Waverly, Virginia
Train crashes have been in the news a lot of late in the wake of the deadly crash in New York.
In Virginia the passengers on an Amtrak train can consider themselves lucky after the train struck a car on a grade crossing at 79 mph but remained on the rails.
The accident occurred on the morning of Dec. 12 in Waverly, Virginia.
WAVY.com reported on how Sgt. Michelle Anaya of the Virginia State Police stated the crash occurred on Route 40 around 6 a.m. She said a Crown Victoria tried to go around a crossing bar when the warning lights were on.
The train was traveling 79 mph when it the driver’s car. He was airlifted to Richmond with non-life threatening injuries. Police said alcohol was a factor in the crash. Fortunately, the train did not derail.
An Amtrak Northeast Regional train was involved in the crash. It was en route from Norfolk to Boston and had 46 passengers on board. No passengers were injured in the crash.
Earlier this month four people were killed and many more were injured when a Metro North West train derailed in the Bronx in New York.
Our experienced Virginia railroad injury lawyers help those involved in passenger train crashes and those who have been injured in cars or trucks on grade crossings, or family members of those who have been killed.
See this information about railroad crossing accidents in Virginia and elsewhere. If you have been injured in a railroad accident or if you have lost a loved one, call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.077 or see cooperhurley.com