Train Strikes 18-Wheeler in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

by | Apr 13, 2023 | Auto Accident, Train Accident

There was a collision involving a train in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana on April 11, 2023.  Reports indicate a train struck an 18-wheeler at a crossing near Highway 190 and Calumet Road.  The highway was temporarily closed as a result of the collision.  The incident remains under investigation.

Tragically, there have been a number of recent accidents involving trains.  There was a crash between an 18-wheeler and a Union Pacific cargo train near Splendora, Texas on February 13, 2023.  A Norfolk-Southern train struck a dump truck in Cleveland, Ohio on March 7, 2023.  There was a collision between a train and a semi-truck in Schertz, Texas on March 28, 2023.  There was a deadly crash between a train and a passenger vehicle in Redlands, California on April 4, 2023.  There was a train derailment in Fort Bend County, Texas on April 10, 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.