Deadly Crash between Amtrak Train and Passenger Vehicle in California

by | Jun 27, 2022 | Personal Injury, Train Accident, Wrongful Death

There was a crash involving a train and a passenger vehicle in Brentwood, California on June 26, 2022.  Reports indicate the collision occurred at a rural railroad crossing that did not have crossing arms to warn vehicles of an approaching train.  There were 85 people on board the Amtrak train.  Three people were pronounced dead, and two injured, as a result of the crash.  All five are believed to have been occupants of the passenger vehicle.

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.  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.

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 to learn more about your legal rights.