There was a deadly crash between an Amtrak train and a dump truck near Mendon, Missouri on June 27, 2022. Reports indicate the collision occurred at an uncontrolled railroad crossing, meaning the intersection did not have lights or arms to warn vehicles of approaching trains. Following the impact, at least seven cars on the train derailed. It is believed there were 243 passengers and 12 crew members on the train. 3 people are believed to have been killed, including the driver of the dump truck. At least 50 sustained injuries during the incident. The passenger train was en route from Los Angeles, California to Chicago, Illinois. This horrific accident remains under investigation at this time.
Tragically, there have been a number of recent accidents involving trains. There was an accident involving an Amtrak train and a semi-truck in Tickfaw, Louisiana on March 21, 2022. There was a crash involving a train and a semi-truck in Hockley, Texas on April 20, 2022. There was a crash involving a train and a semi-truck in China, Texas on June 15, 2022. There was a crash involving an Amtrak passenger train and a passenger vehicle in Brentwood, California on June 26, 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.