The train, carrying 93 cars, was stopped in Lawson, Missouri, 50 miles away from the accident. An inspection of the train was to be completed to check for damages before the train was allowed to continue on its route.
Train and car accidents are quite common, and unfortunately, quite deadly. There are approximately 3,000 accidents at railroad crossings every year, with 1,000 deaths that occur. Although we may never fully know what happened in this case, we do know the outcome.
As experienced Kansas City Auto Accident Attorneys, we encourage everyone to be carefull when approaching a railroad crossing. Most crossings in our area are marked with lights and crossing gates, but there are still many that do not have such markings. The attorneys at Roswold Law Group hope that all Kansas City drivers will learn from this tragic accident and use extra caution around trains and railroad crossings.
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