There was an accident involving a train and an 18-wheeler in College Station, Texas on December 13, 2021. The violent collision was between a Union Pacific freight train and an 18-wheeler at a crossing on South Dowling Road. It is unknown what caused the accident, which remains under investigation at this time. One person was injured as a result.
Tragically, there have been a number of recent accidents involving trains. There was a crash involving a train and a car carrier near Thackerville, Oklahoma on October 15, 2021. There was a deadly accident involving a train and an 18-wheeler in Harris County, Texas on October 29, 2021. An Amtrak passenger train collided with a private vehicle in North Charleston, South Carolina on October 30, 2021. There was an accident involving a train and a school bus in Rockingham County, Virginia on November 17, 2021. There was an accident involving a train and an 18-wheeler in Grimes County, Texas on December 9, 2021.
Safe train operators must take adequate precautions to ensure that their conductors do not severely injure or kill members of the public in a train accident. Industry standards require train companies to provide adequate training to their conductors and engineers. Safe companies must also supervise their conductor to ensure that the company’s policies and procedures have been followed, as well as all applicable federal guidelines. Failing to properly train or audit a conductor the company allows to operate a train can have tragic consequences. Federal law requires companies to take numerous steps in order to protect the members of the public.
Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, and New York. We have previously handled multiple cases involving train accidents. Our attorneys have the experience and the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or been seriously injured in an accident involving a train or commercial vehicle. The experienced accident attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was involved in an accident involving a train. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.