Suffolk Railroad Accident Injury Lawyer Report : Fatal CSX Train and Truck Accident in Suffolk Highlights Crossing Dangers
A fatal accident between a CSX train and a tractor trailer in Suffolk on October 4, 2012, has again raised safety questions about railroad crossings.
As our Suffolk railroad accident injury lawyers reported, the truck driver was tragically killed when a CSX train struck his 18-wheeler and pushed it along the tracks.
Suffolk Police and Fire and Rescue responded to the accident at 1325 Portsmouth Boulevard at about 2:30 p.m.
“Route 58 was briefly closed to allow emergency vehicles access to the accident, which occurred on the railroad tracks behind a tree line. Officials say there are crossing signs at that location,” reported WVEC.com.
The CSX diesel train had an engineer and conductor on board. They were not injured in the accident. It was
In August, 2012, Suffolk saw another railroad crossing accident in which a Norfolk Southern Train hit a truck, shearing off its back end on August 23, 2012, at Lake Cohoon Road and Lake Meade Drive crossing.
There are some inherent dangers at railroad crossings that lead to numerous injuries and deaths every year. A railroad company can be held liable if a crossing has malfunctioning gates or if it has allowed vegetation to obscure visibility. Trains should also sound their horns if they are approaching a crossing.
A failure to follow these rules can lead to a personal injury or a wrongful death lawsuit against a railroad company. If you have been hurt at a crossing you should consult an experienced Suffolk railroad crossing injury attorney.
Some crossing crashes have led to multiple fatalities.
In 2011, six people were killed in a crash in Reno, Nevada after a truck hit an Amtrak train on a railroad crossing. Lawsuits have since been filed against both the trucking company and Amtrak.
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