According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), two men died after the car they were riding in was hit by a train on Sunday afternoon, August 21, 2022.
The collision happened around 1:00 p.m. near State Route 65 and Dairy Road.
A black Chevy Silverado driving on a private road tried to cross railroad tracks. The vehicle was in front of the train during the accident.
The train started blowing its horn, but the truck did not swerve out of the way.
The train collided with the truck’s right side, and the truck’s two occupants died on the spot.
Train Accident Statistics
Thousands of people perish in train accidents each year. More than 100 railroad crossing incidents occur daily in the United States alone. Although fatalities in train accidents are not as frequent, major injuries are frequently sustained.
According to the National Security Council, 893 railroad fatalities were recorded in 2021. The most since 2007 and a 20% rise from the revised figure of 744 for 2020. The total nonfatal injuries increased by 4% to 5,781 in 2020 from an estimated total of 5,544.
The Federal Railroad Administration reported 11,896 train accidents at railroad crossings in 2014, causing 804 fatalities and tens of thousands of injuries.
Negligence is the leading cause of train derailments and accidents.
Sutter County Train Accident Lawyers
Different parties might be held accountable for train accidents. Some may be the fault of the railroad itself, while others may be the result of negligence by a conductor or other railroad employee. Additional causes have even been implicated in certain mishaps.
Hiring a lawyer with extensive experience in railroad accident litigation is essential since personal injury claims resulting from catastrophic or fatal train accidents can involve a variety of circumstances.
Our knowledgeable train accident attorneys in Sutter County have a wealth of experience negotiating with insurance companies. They are aware of the damage that victims suffer following an accident and know how to defend their claim against underhanded methods.
To arrange a free case review, call Arash Law at (888) 488-1391 or via our online form.