One passenger was injured in a Braintree, MA train accident on Wednesday. The incident happened when a commuter train hit the cab of a tractor-trailer after the truck’s wheels had gotten stuck on the track. Fortunately the trucker was able to jump out of the vehicle in time.
Some 60 people were in the train when the crash happened. According to CBS Boston, the injured train passenger, who reported back pain, was transported to the hospital.
In Massachusetts, our Boston train crash lawyers represent passengers and vehicle occupants with injury and wrongful death claims. Contact Altman & Altman, LLP today.
Train collisions are often catastrophic. With this type of accident you want to make sure you are represented by an experienced Massachusetts train accident law firm.
Also this week, five train passengers and an SUV driver died when the sport utility vehicle moved into the path of a metro train in New York. The driver, Ellen Brody, and five train passengers died. Over a dozen others were injured.
One witness said that the SUV’s rear window was struck by the gate at a crossing station. Brody appears to have tried getting out of the way of the oncoming train but failed. The National Transportation Safety Board is examining the rail cars “crashworthiness.” Driver error is also under consideration as a factor. During the train-car crash, part of the electrified third rail perforated the first two train cars.
Earlier this month, a California train accident killed one man when the pickup truck he was driving was hit by a railroad maintenance vehicle. The trucker died minutes later.
Investigators are trying to determine why the cross bars and warning signs did not go off at the train crossing.
You want to work with a Boston train accident law firm that knows how train accidents happen and who should be held liable. If you are a worker injured in a train crash you should also speak with our lawyers to explore your legal options and ensure you get all of the work injury benefits that you are owed.
1 injured after train crash in Braintree, My Fox Boston, February 4, 2015
NTSB: Emergency brake applied in deadly N.Y. rail crash, CNN, February 6, 2015
More Blog Posts:
$15M Products Liability Lawsuit Blames GPS Maker Garmin for 2013 Massachusetts Bus Crash, Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog, January 27, 2015
MBTA Subway Trolleys Collide in Dorchester: Passengers Injured, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, November 26, 2014
Consolidation of Xarelto Injury Lawsuits Gets Opposition from Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers Blog, December 5, 2014