Recent Posts in Train Accidents Category

FRA reports increased number of pedestrian/train deaths in Missouri, nationwide

As Joplin auto accident lawyers, we're sad to note that the problem of pedestrian railroad deaths appears to be growing. In 2012, fatal train accidents involving pedestrians increased by 7.5% in the ...
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Positive Train Control technology could prevent fatal train accidents in Missouri, nationwide

As Missouri personal injury lawyers, we know that train accidents are - thankfully - a rare occurrence, but when they do happen, the potential for serious, life-threatening injuries is extremely high. ...
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Missouri accident involving two trains causes partial bridge collapse, injures 7

As Cape Girardeau auto accident lawyers, we know that railroad crossings can pose many dangers to motorists and pedestrians alike. According to Operation Lifesaver, a motorist involved in an accident ...
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Distractions like headphones cause increase in fatal accidents involving pedestrians

As Missouri personal injury lawyers, we know that distracted drivers pose a major threat to motorists on our state's roads. However, in recent years, distraction (particularly the use of headphones or ...
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Serious injuries reported in train/bus collision

Unfortunately, train accidents are not uncommon in Missouri. In 2012, our state ranked 7th on Operation Lifesaver's list, "Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Fatalities - Top 15 States." And it's true that ...
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Train/vehicle collisions often occur at railroad crossings, cause fatal injuries

As Columbia auto accident lawyers, we know that collisions involving passenger vehicles and trains are often deadly. Research indicates that passenger vehicle occupants are 40 times more likely to be ...
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Train/ pedestrian accidents on the rise in Missouri and throughout the U.S.

Last week, a 20 year-old Missouri man was fatally injured when he was struck by an Amtrak train in Pacific as he walked home from work. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Zachary Brady was ...
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Train accidents decrease in southeast Missouri & nationwide - except those involving pedestrians

Recently, officials from the Federal Railroad Administration announced that train accidents are on the decline here in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and nationwide. In 2012, train accidents fell by 16.5%, ...
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Driver narrowly escapes catastrophic injury when cement truck overturns on train tracks

Recently, a Kansas man narrowly escaped life-threatening injury when a police officer dragged him from a cement truck that had overturned on the train tracks. KWCH 12 Eyewitness News reports that the ...
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Distraction a contributing factor in Missouri train - pedestrian accidents

From January through October 2012, train accidents declined in almost every category, compared to the same time period in 2011. Derailments dropped by 14.3%, highway-rail crossing collisions decreased ...
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Train - vehicle collisions: Statistics and tips for drivers in Joplin, Missouri

When the average vehicle is involved in a collision with a freight train, the result is often serious, life-threatening injury to the occupants of the smaller car or truck. According to the Missouri ...
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Train / pedestrian collisions on the rise in Missouri and throughout the U.S.

Collisions involving trains and pedestrians are a growing problem in Missouri - so much so that the St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently released a series of articles exploring the issue. Consider these ...
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Freight train strikes parade float carrying wounded veterans, leaving 4 dead, 16 injured

On Thursday, four people were killed and 16 more were injured when a freight train struck a parade float carrying U.S. military veterans and their spouses. It happened at a railroad crossing in ...
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Over 40 injured when semi-truck strikes Amtrak passenger train

On Monday, over 40 people were injured in California's Central Valley when a semi-truck collided with an Amtrak passenger train. According to the Fresno Bee, the crash was caused by the driver of the ...
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Have you suffered catastrophic injuries in a Columbia car crash?

Sadly, catastrophic injuries are common in Missouri car accidents. Victims sometimes suffer life-long pain and disability. If this sounds like you or a loved one, you are likely highly stressed, ...
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Car - Train Collisions Cause Serious Injuries and Fatalities in Joplin and Throughout Missouri

Collisions between cars and trains are very serious: because of the speed and weight of an oncoming train, these accidents cause serious injuries and fatalities more often than not. Typically, the ...
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Amtrak Ridership up for Kansas City Missouri Travelers--Is Train Travel Really Safer?

Kansas City personal injury lawyers know that while train travel is much safer than car travel, per mile traveled, accidents can and do happen. However, train ridership is up in Missouri. According to ...
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Failure To Yield Can Lead To Train Accidents Warn Cape Girardeau Missouri Accident Lawyers

With a recent train accident in Lincoln County, Friday July 1, the Southeast Missouri Accident Lawyers want to remind everyone of the dangers of railway crossings and offer both safety tips and ...
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Missouri Department of Transportation Designates Week to Safety in Hopes of Reducing Risks of Railroad Accidents and Car Wrecks

The Missouri Department of Transportation has recently created various public service announcements in accordance with the National Operational Lifesaver Organization's "Getting There - Is It Worth ...
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Missouri Train Accidents on the Rise -- Missouri Department of Transportation Promotes Railway Safety Week

Southeastern Missouri residents will probably be shocked to hear that nearly every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train in this country. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared April ...
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