A sport-utility-vehicle was struck by a Metro-North Railroad train at a crossing in Valhalla in Westchester County, New York, on February 3. The impact caused an explosion that killed the driver of the car, along with six people on the train. 12 other people were injured, including the train engineer, and two of the injuries were reported as serious
Following the Valhalla crossing accident, the remaining 400 train passengers were reportedly evacuated to a local rock-climbing center for shelter. Buses were brought in to take them to a working station. The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending representatives to investigate the February 3 crash.
Negligence is Often the Cause of Railroad Crossing Accidents
Railroad crossing accidents like the Metro-North collision are often deadly. Drivers, train conductors, and railroad operators all must be careful to ensure that the utmost safety is exercised at train crossings. Common causes of railroad crossing accidents include inattention by train conductors or vehicle drivers, obstructions to view at the crossing, inoperable safety equipment, and other factors.
Those who have been injured in collisions like the Metro-North train accident often suffer injuries and damages, including medical expenses, lost income from an inability to work, and pain and suffering. Loved ones of those killed in an accident can incur funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and the loss of a provider.
Those who have been injured or otherwise suffered loss due to the negligence of another in accidents like the Metro-North train collision should seek legal counsel. An attorney can help them pursue a claim for compensation for the losses they may have suffered due to the fault of another person.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in the Metro-North train accident or a similar crash, call the American Injury Attorney Group today for a free consultation to learn more about the options available to you. If you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can file a train accident lawsuit on your behalf. Call today.