At 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 a driver of a motor vehicle was killed in a collision with a train at a South Jersey train crossing. In the United States there are approximately 10,000 to 15,000 train accidents involving cars annually. The most common cause of a train/car collision are the following: mechanical failure, improperly maintained tracks, malfunctioning lights or safety signals, lack of safety gates, unprotected crossings, train operator inexperience or carelessness or defective train or train parts. Many trains still operate with technology that is more than 50 years old and may not meet today’s safety requirements. The failure to update this technology places many train passengers and car accident victims, as well as pedestrians, at risk of severe injury or death.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the individual who was killed in this accident and we suggest that the family would be well advised to seek the advice of a well experienced train accident and car accident lawyer to investigate this claim.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a car accident or train accident, please contact on of the experienced attorneys at the law firm of Reiff & Bily for a free no obligation consultation at 1-800-421-9595 or online at www.reiffandbily.com.