There was a deadly train accident in Benson, North Carolina on December 12, 2022. Reports indicate an Amtrak train struck a pedestrian at a crossing at Main Street. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident. The victim has been identified as Alice Anne Barefoot. The accident remains under investigation.
Tragically, there have been a number of recent accidents involving trains. Two construction workers were struck by a train in New Jersey on October 14, 2022. There was crash between a train and a tow truck in College Station, Texas on October 14, 2022. An Amtrak passenger train collided with an SUV in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana on October 20, 2022. There was a deadly collision involving a train in Stonington, Illinois on October 21, 2022. There was a train accident in Paragould, Arkansas on November 9, 2022. There was a train accident in Atlanta, Georgia on November 17, 2022. An Amtrak train struck a vehicle in Brookfield, Wisconsin on November 17, 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.