Amtrak Train and U-Haul Involved in Crash in McCook, Nebraska

by | Sep 23, 2022 | Train Accident, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly crash between an Amtrak train and U-Haul in McCook, Nebraska on September 20, 2022.  Reports indicate that the crash occurred at the railroad tracks on E A St.  The driver of the U-Haul was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.  The victim has been identified as Courtney Steer.   The cause of the crash remains under investigation.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this deadly crash.

Tragically, there have been a number of recent accidents involving trains.  There was a crash between a train and an 18-wheeler in Caddo Parish, Louisiana on August 5, 2022.  There was a deadly train derailment in El Paso, Texas on August 29, 2022.  A Union Pacific train struck and killed a pedestrian in Tyler, Texas on August 29, 2022.  An Amtrak passenger train struck a vehicle in Charles City County, Virginia on September 7, 2022.  There was a crash between a train and an 18-wheeler in Donaldsonville, Louisiana on September 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.