November 15, 2019

Virginia Railraod Crossing Accidents

A train carrying members of Congress to a Republican retreat smashed into a garbage truck last week. The train was a chartered Amtrak train and collided with the dump truck near Crozet, Virginia. The Republican members on board were heading to a retreat at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia. Members of Congress on board were thrown from their seats. At least one person was killed. The individual who died was one of two passengers inside the dump truck. The other passenger was airlifted to a nearby medical center at the University of Virginia.

The driver of the truck was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Several passengers on the train were taken to a nearby hospital and treated for minor injuries.

News reports state that witnesses on board contend that the impact was at full speed that there was not any braking before the collision.

The Congressional Republicans were on their post-State of the Union retreat, where Vice President Mike Pence was to speak on Wednesday and President Donald Trump was to speak Thursday.

According to news reports, no foul play was believed to be behind the accident. Local law enforcement were investigating the scene.

Pedestrian death from VA railroad crossing accident : Railroad Lawyer

June 4, 2011
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A CSX train hit and kill a pedestrian in Scottsville, VA earlier this week. It was the fourth railroad-related death this year in Virginia according to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Albermarle County Police are conducting and Investigation into the facts and cause of the pedestrian and train collision. It has been reported that the […]

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