Kansas City, MO (September 15, 2021) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol say one person sustained critical injuries after a train accident occurred on Wednesday morning, September 15.
Officers with the Kansas City Police Department, in conjunction with the MSHP, say the victim was hit by a train but is in stable condition after suffering significant injuries. Witnesses say the victim was walking near Guinotte Avenue and North Lydia Avenue around 3:00 p.m. Shortly thereafter, a train moving across the tracks apparently snagged the victim’s clothing.
Witnesses say the victim then fell into the moving train. A bystander grabbed the victim and put him into the car before calling 911. EMS met the bystander and transported the victim to an area hospital in serious condition. They are now in stable condition but still recovering from critical injuries.
Police say they are working to identify the cause of the incident and have not released further information at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family. We hope for their full recovery.
Train Accidents in Kansas City
Accidents that take place at highway-railway crossings have the highest rate of annual train-related fatalities. They are responsible for between 300 and 400 deaths annually. A responsible party can be identified in every single train crossing accident, including those tasked with track maintenance, maintaining crossing signals, and the upkeep of roadways that lead to the tracks.
Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys are familiar with the physical and emotional obstacles you will face after being injured. The financial repercussions alone can make your recovery more difficult than necessary Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you maximize your financial recovery. We have overseen thousands of successful cases and helped our clients recover more than $500 million in claims.
Railway crossing accidents can have multiple causes, such as defective crossing signals, including those with no gates, no lights, and overgrown shrubbery, all of which make an approaching train difficult to see. It is essential to document the crash site before the railroad company has a chance to clear the scene. It is up to them to make sure that the warning devices are clearly visible and in proper working order.
Kansas City Personal Injury Attorneys
Peterson & Associates, P.C., takes an integrative approach to support our clients through their post-accident recovery. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys assist crash victims in seeing justice and the financial compensation they are entitled to.
In rural areas, a train neglecting to sound its horn could result in an accident, particularly at crossings with no gate. A lot of railroad crossings only have crossbucks or lights. Obstructed sightlines make the train or the crossing itself hard to see. In some instances, private crossings are upheld by a property owner instead of the railroad company.
We will make sure that your legal rights are protected after an injury accident. Contact our Kansas City personal injury attorneys at 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you.
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