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Two Dead After Texas Train Crash

According to authorities, a passenger train crashed into a dump truck in Fort Worth on Saturday and at least 2 people are dead.

Details of the Train Crash

Arlington Police responded to a call just before 12 p.m. on Saturday. The crash occurred on Calloway Cemetery Road between a Trinity Railway Express train and a commercial truck. The two people that died were in the truck.

A Fox 5 report also revealed that 11 people on the train were injured in the crash and have been hospitalized. 2 of them were reported to be in critical condition while 3 others sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

According to The Dallas Morning News, train passengers were brought to a local strip club to use the restrooms, and then a shuttle bus arrived to take them to Fort Worth.

The cause of the crash is still unclear.

Texas Train Collision Statistics

  • According to statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), 2,105 highway-rail grade collisions occurred in 2017.
  • About 64% of all 2017 railroad collisions occurred in only 15 states.
  • Texas was ranked #1 in 2017 in railroad collisions at 232 collisions and #3 in fatalities at 13 deaths.

Contact an Experienced Railroad and Train Injury Lawyer

Injuries caused by railroad and train accidents are oftentimes severe and in some cases deadly. Medical bills, lost wages, and other damages can be obtained by suing the negligent parties involved, which may include the train or railroad company. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries. If you or a loved one were injured while riding on a train or while outside of a train, contact Thomas J. Henry.

Experienced train accident attorneys are available to take your call and evaluate your claim 24/7, nights and weekends. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

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