There was a crash involving a train and a semi-truck in Hockley, Texas on April 20, 2022. Reports indicate the collision occurred on Katy Hockley Road near Highway 290. According to authorities, an 18-wheeler hauling gravel was on the tracks at the intersection of Katy Hockley and the US-290 feeder road. While the truck was in that location, the train crossing arms came down to signal an approaching train. The 18-wheeler was unable to move, and was struck by the train. The driver of the truck was taken via LifeFlight helicopter to a local hospital for treatment.
Tragically, there have been a number of recent accidents involving trains. There was a violent collision between a Union Pacific freight train and a car carrier in Greenwood, Louisiana on February 4, 2022. There was an accident involving a Caltrain commuter train and two construction cranes in San Bruno, California on March 10, 2022. There was an accident involving an Amtrak train and a semi-truck in Tickfaw, Louisiana on March 21, 2022.
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.
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.