October 26, 2014

Truck-Train Crashes

A tractor-trailer was struck by a Union Pacific freight train on Friday, October 17 in New Braunfels, Texas. Reports indicate that the truck driver was attempting to beat the southbound train through the railroad crossing. The train stuck the semi-trailer on the passenger side, knocking its trailer off the tracks and into a drainage channel. The truck driver suffered only minor injuries. The accident caused structural damage to the tracks and roadway.

The railroad crossing is only marked with a stop sign. It is not equipped with crossing gates, flashing lights, bells, or any other warning devices.

Trains have the right of way. Last year, there were over 2,000 railroad crossing accidents in the U.S. resulting in about 250 deaths and over 950 serious injuries.

Texas railroad crossing to be shut down after crashes

September 16, 2014
Texas Train Injury Lawyer

City leaders are taking action to shut down a San Antonio, Texas railroad crossing after several accidents occurred in the past few months. A dip in the road after the tracks causes large vehicles like limousines and semi-trucks to get stuck. In May, 20 teens in a limousine got stuck at the crossing located on […]

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Two truck v. train crashes in TN within 24 hours, one death

April 14, 2014
Tennessee Train Accident Lawyer

In Chattanooga, Tennessee, two truck versus train accidents occurred within 24 hours. The first accident was on the evening of Wednesday, April 2, 2014, when a train hit and killed an 80 year old man driving his pickup truck. The second occurred four miles north on Thursday morning between an 18 wheeler and a train. […]

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Truck driver dies in Illinois railroad crossing crash

January 29, 2014
Illinois Train Crash Attorney

A delivery truck driver was killed on Friday afternoon after a collision with a Canadian National Railway train on the north side of Freeburg, Illinois. The driver, Donald Stahl, 33 was from Smithton. The driver was headed eastbound on Lanter Lane when he was stuck by a southbound freight train. Freeburg Police Chief Stanley Donald […]

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Man in truck hit by train at Missouri railroad crossing

October 5, 2013
Missouri (MO) Train Accident Attorney

A Missouri man was struck at a train crossing in Winfield, MO when he tried to drive his truck across the track. Reports indicate that the crossing located at East Main Street in Elsberry, MO does not have a safety arm to prevent drivers from crossing the tracks. However, the bells and lights at the […]

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Train hits parade float at Texas crossing, 4 dead and 17 injured

November 20, 2012
Texas Train Crash Midland, TX

A Union Pacific freight train struck a parade float carrying wounded veterans and their families on Thursday, November 15, killing four people and injuring 17 others. The decorated flatbed truck was trying to get through a railroad crossing in the West Texas town of Midland, on its way to an honorary banquet. According to witnesses […]

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Dozens injured in California truck-train crossing accident

October 20, 2012
California Amtrak Train Accident

About 39 passengers were injured earlier this month when a semi tractor-trailer truck collided with an Amtrak train near Hanford, California. The truck, carrying cotton trash, failed to yield and was struck by the passenger train around noon Monday, October 1, 2012. Of the 169 passengers aboard the train, 19 had minor injuries and 11 […]

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Train hits RV at Indiana railroad crossing, man injured

December 17, 2011
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A 71-year-old Indiana man was critically injured when his motor home was hit by a train at at a railroad crossing near Indianapolis at approximately 6:30 P.M. on Tuesday evening. The RV was stopped on the railroad tracks when the train crashed into the driver’s side of the vehicle. There were no passengers in the […]

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Man in Wisconsin truck-train crash not injured

December 4, 2011
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A train crashed into a pickup truck towing a trailer that stalled on the tracks at a railroad crossing in Marshfield, Wisconsin on Saturday morning. While it is common for truck-train accidents to result in serious personal injury or death, the driver of the truck was able to escape his vehicle before it was hit […]

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Arkansas garbage truck driver hit by train is dead after railroad crossing accident

June 12, 2011
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A garbage truck driver is dead after being hit by a Union Pacific train at a railroad crossing near Hope, AR. Arkansas State Police say the accident happened shortly after 1:00 P.M. on Thursday. The crash happened East of the Hope airport near the intersection of U.S. Highway 278 and Arkansas Highway 32. Railroad workers […]

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Truck hit by train at crossing near Houston, TX : Railroad Lawyer News

May 11, 2011
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Houston, TX – A train hit an 18-wheeler at a railroad crossing in Sugar Land, Texas at about 10:00 A.M. this morning. The semi truck was on its way to deliver canned food to a prison when it was hit by the northbound freight train. The railroad crossing accident happened near the Texas Department of […]

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