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2 Injured Following Train Accident

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Victoria Burguess2 years ago

At least seven people required medical attention following a train accident in Buffalo.

Freight Train and Tractor-Trailer Collide   

On June 23rd, a freight train and tractor-trailer collided near a cereal plant in the Buffalo, New York area at. Upon collision, the tractor trailer's natural gas cylinder caught fire.

The train conductor and truck driver were tansported for medical care and about five or six firefighters are being treated for smoke inhalation.

Investigators state the incident occurred around 9:55 am. No life-threatening injuries are suspected.

Railroad Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Federal Railroad Association (FRA):

  • Since 2012, there has been a 5% increase in any kind of railroad accidents in the U.S.
  • There has been a 22.7% increase in railroad fatalities since 2012.
  • There has been a 46.4% increase in railroad collisions in the last 3 1/2 years.

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