Mendon, MO (June 30, 2022) – Authorities in Scott County responded to the scene of a major Amtrak train crash that took place just 100 miles outside of Kansas City.
Reports provided by authorities show that at around 1:42 p.m., on June 27, emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of a crash that involved an Amtrak train traveling from the Los Angeles area to Chicago, Illinois.
For unknown reasons, the train collided with a dump truck at an unguarded crossing area. The impact of the crash caused the train to derail.
More than 150 people suffered injuries as a result of the accident. Four victims have lost their lives as a result of their injuries.
The victims have since been identified as Rochelle Cook, 58, and Kim Holsapple, 56 — both of DeSoto, Kansas, Binh Pham, 82, of Kansas City, Missouri, and Billy Barton II, 54, of Brookfield, Missouri.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the families of Rochelle Cook, Kim Holsapple, Binh Pham, and Billy Barton II. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Train Accidents in Missouri
Over 500 people lose their lives as a result of train accidents in the United States every single year. There are many cases where train accidents are a result of negligence. Some of the leading causes reported in train accidents across our country include:
- Human errors
- Reckless drivers and pedestrians
- Mechanical failures
When innocent people lose their lives as a result of train accidents, their families often have legal options available to help them move forward. In some cases, families may be entitled to compensation that they can use to cover the damages they face. If you have lost a loved one, it is important that you reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Mendon as soon as possible.
For decades, our Mendon train accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C., have stood by the sides of thousands of victims and families who have been negatively impacted by motor vehicle collisions in the state of Missouri. Accidents that involve trains can be extremely complex to deal with. For this reason, it is important that you have a strong legal team by your side every step of the way. 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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