December 8, 2019

Railroad Crossing Accident Lawsuits

Authorities continue to investigate a train crash that occurred in Midland County, Texas on January 9.

A TRAX Bus had crashed into a stationary Union Pacific train locomotive. Two passengers on the bus were treated for minor injuries while the female driver of the bus was transported to a medical facility in critical condition. It is unknown whether her condition was related to the medical episode or the collision. No one was on the train when the accident happened. There were three other locomotives involved but those did not sustain damage and were unoccupied as well.

Authorities have said that the driver had a medical episode and went off the road. It traveled nearly 200 yards before it hit a Union Pacific train that had been parked on the tracks. The driver had been traveling eastbound on Highway 80 near Loop 250.

The City of Midland Police Department is heading up the investigation. The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Midland County Sheriff’s Office were also on the scene the day of the accident.

Indiana man files lawsuit for railroad crossing death of wife and son

May 2, 2013
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A wrongful death lawsuit claims that several factors caused or contributed to a deadly railroad crossing accident in Montpelier, Indiana. A pregnant woman and her infant son were hit and killed by a Norfolk Southern Railway train on September 3, 2011. The lawsuit, filed in Blackford County, Indiana by lawyers for the woman’s husband, alleges […]

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Sons file lawsuit for death of mother in IL car-train crash

March 30, 2012
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A wrongful death lawsuit claims that crossing gates and warning lights were not working properly at a railroad crossing where a mother of three from Granite City was hit and killed by an Amtrak train on February 28, 2012. The lawsuit, filed in Madison County, Illinois on behalf of the the woman’s three sons, claims […]

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Railroad crossing accident lawsuit for death of elderly couple settled

June 1, 2011
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A railroad crossing accident lawsuit arising out of the death of an elderly couple at a malfunctioning CSX rail crossing in a town South of Rochester, NY has been settled. The confidential settlement was reached shortly before the case was to go to trial. While the terms of the settlement are confidential, the railroad attorney […]

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Truck-train crash lawsuit gets $1.75M verdict : Railroad Lawyer News

May 5, 2011
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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 […]

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Railroad injury lawyer appeals trial court ruling on crossing lawsuit

April 12, 2011
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Omaha, NE — A Nebraska woman rendered a paraplegic in a 2005 car and train railroad crossing accident has asked the Nebraska Supreme Court to overturn the dismissal of her case and order the trial court to consider whether the train sounded its warning horn before entering the rural crossing. The victim of of the […]

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