Railroad crossings are often hazardous places. Some are poorly maintained with bad visibility, making them a liability for traffic.
In Tennessee an accident on a crossing resulted in injuries to five teens in west Nashville when a train crashed into their SUV.
Neighbors living near the site of crash say something needs to be done to improve crossing safety before it’s too late.
Media reports said the accident occurred near Highway 70 and McCroy Lane. Investigators said the driver pulled too close to the tracks and the vehicle was clipped by a train as it passed.
I was relieved to read the teens all survived this serious accident which was the second crash at that crossing in the last three months.
A News channel 5 report said the crossing , which is at a busy intersection, is not equipped with gates used to stop traffic, but it does have lights and bells, along with the approaching train’s horn.
Nearby residents have claimed it is a dangerous crossing. In March, a train crashed into a woman’s SUV at the same crossing. The woman was injured but survived.
There are many dangerous grade crossings in Virginia. If you have been injured in an accident with a train, you should know your rights. A railroad can be held liable for accidents on a poorly maintained crossing, growth that obscures a view and if the engineer on a train fails to sound his or her horn.
If you have been hurt in a railroad accident, call our Virginia railroad injury lawyers at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com.