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Vets Sue Railroad, Trucking Co. Over Train Crash

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Gabrielle Babb5 years ago

At least two victims of the Midland, Texas Veteran’s Day Parade train crash have filed suit against a railroad and a trucking company over last month’s deadly accident.

Details of the Deadly Texas Train Crash

  • The accident occurred on November 15, 2012.
  • A truck carrying veterans and their spouses in a Veteran’s Day parade was struck by a train while crossing the railroad tracks.
  • 4 veterans were killed and several more were injured.

Parade Crash Victims File Lawsuit

 According to Fox News, the details of the lawsuit are as follows:

  • Two veterans, Richard Sanchez and Todd King, and their wives are seeking unspecified damages for the accident.
  • The plaintiffs are claiming negligence on the part of both Union Pacific Railroad Inc. and Smith Industries Inc.
  • Smith Industries Inc. is the company that provided the truck that carried the veterans.
  • The victims and their attorneys are also seeking to preserve the train's “black box” and video recordings from the truck to help prove their case.
An Experienced Train Accident Attorney

Because of the serious nature of train accidents, quick action is imperative. Our lawyers understand that the immediate acquisition, or acquiring, of evidence is paramount to understanding how the accident occurred. Remember, your choice does matter.

At Thomas J. Henry, we have the experience and resources to handle your case. If you have been the victim of a serious injury from a train crash, contact our offices. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.


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