There was a train crash in Woodlawn, Texas on January 17, 2023. Reports indicate a Union Pacific train struck a tractor trailer that was transporting a backhoe on Highway 59. The truck was in the process of crossing the tracks when it is believed to have become stuck. 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. 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. A train crashed into a semi truck in Lafayette, Louisiana on January 16, 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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.