Train Crash involving Semi-Truck in Lafayette, Louisiana

by | Jan 16, 2023 | Auto Accident, Train Accident

There was a train crash in Lafayette, Louisiana on January 16, 2023.  Reports indicate a train struck an 18-wheeler in the 700 block of E. Verot School Road.   The truck was in the process of crossing the train tracks at the time of the collision.  It is unclear if anyone was injured in the accident.  The crash remains under investigation.

Tragically, there have been a number of recent accidents involving trains.  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.  An Amtrak train struck a pedestrian in Benson, North Carolina on December 12, 2022.  A Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train struck a semi truck in Beaumont, Texas on January 4, 2023.  A train struck a pedestrian in Livingston, Texas on January 12, 2023.

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.