Mendon, MO (June 28, 2022) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol has confirmed that a fourth victim has passed away as a result of the injuries suffered from the Amtrak train accident reported in the Mendon area on Monday afternoon.
Around 1:32 p.m., on June 27, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and emergency crews from several emergency agencies were dispatched to the site of a major Amtrak train accident reported just 100 miles outside of Kansas City in the small rural area of Mendon.
Reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a train was carrying 275 passengers while heading from Los Angeles, California to Chicago, Illinois when it became involved in a crash with a dump truck at an unguarded crossing area.
The driver of the dump truck and two passengers on the train were fatally injured and pronounced deceased at the scene.
Approximately 150 people were transported to area hospitals with varying injuries. Many victims had to crawl out of the train’s windows immediately following the crash.
Authorities confirmed on June 28 that a fourth victim has succumbed to their injuries.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding the crash continue to be under investigation by Missouri State Highway Patrol and various other agencies.
Our thoughts are with the victims who are injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Train Accidents in Missouri
Train accidents across the United States take the lives of hundreds of people every year. There are many cases where these accidents are entirely preventable. However, we continue to see innocent people suffer fatal injuries due to negligence.
When victims lose their lives as a result of train accidents, they often leave families behind to deal with towering financial consequences. Unfortunately, families who lose loved ones and train accidents often had to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral arrangements, burial costs, and various other financial burdens they face.
Dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one or a severe injury resulting from an Amtrak train accident can be completely devastating. In some cases, those harmed are able to reach out to a train accident lawyer in Mendon to explore legal options available to help them move forward.
For decades, our Mendon train accident attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C., have stood by the sides of countless victims and families who have been negatively affected by motor vehicle accidents involving trains. Our lawyers can help you get justice following your accident or seek compensation to cover the costs you face after losing a loved one or being harmed.
Our team will stop at nothing to ensure you are able to obtain the outcome you expect for your lawsuit. Contact our Missouri personal injury law firm today at 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.
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