June 19, 2024

Oklahoma Railroad Crossing Accidents

Grady County, OK — An Oklahoma jury awarded a railroad conductor $1.75 million in damages for serious personal injuries suffered in a train derailment accident.  The lawsuit was filed in Grady County, OK shortly after the 2009 railroad crossing accident.  The jury trial of the truck-train crash lawsuit lasted a week before the jury returned its verdict in favor of the conductor of a Union Pacific Railroad train.

Evidence presented during the trial showed that the driver of a tractor-trailer failed to yield to the Union Pacific train at a railroad crossing between Mino, OK and Pocasset, OK on March 2, 2009.  The train crashed into the truck’s saltwater tanker, derailed, and overturned.  The conductor of the train suffered a serious injury to his back and spine as a result of the truck-train crash.

The truck driver passed out after entering the railroad crossing due to an undiagnosed heart condition.  Evidence presented at trial showed that the truck had taken a sick day before the crash.

The railroad injury attorney law firm that represented the conductor said that the jury verdict was one of the biggest verdicts in Grady County in recent history.

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