Suffolk Railroad Accident Injury Lawyer Report – Tractor Trailer is Hit by Norfolk Southern Train on Crossing in Suffolk
The back end of a tractor trailer was sheared off in a wreck with a Norfolk Southern train in Suffolk, VA., but it could have been so much worse.
As an experienced Suffolk railroad accident injury attorney I have written many times about the dangers of railroad crossings.
The Daily Press reported a crash involving a truck and a Norfolk Southern train at about 11 a.m. on August 23, 2012, 11 a.m. at Lake Cohoon Road and Lake Meade Drive crossing, in Suffolk.
Fortunately, the truck driver was not injured and the train did not derail.
There are 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.
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.
The Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Hampton, VA personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as wrongful death, railroad injury cases and medical malpractice. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling auto injury accident claims. Attorney John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA, and always put the best interests of our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us at (757) 455 -0077 or contact us through this website.