railroad accidents

Amtrak Crash Victims Deserve Compensation

On May 12, 2015, Amtrak Regional Rail Train 188 completely derailed, causing the tragic death of eight and wounding more than 200 passengers. News of the horrific crash travelled quickly, with multiple news agencies reporting that the locomotive had been speeding at 106 mph when it entered a curve —almost twice the posted speed...

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Canadian Train Wreck Reignites Debate

The horrific train derailment in Canada over the weekend has left an indelible mark on the small Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic. Its 6,000 residents are still reeling from the massive explosion that eviscerated the town’s center. At the time of this writing, 13 deaths have been reported and 40 people are still missing. UPDATE:...

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Lorain woman survives train-car accident

By Arthur Elk Did you know that every two hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train somewhere in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there were about 2,000 vehicle-train crashes in 2011 causing 271 deaths and about 1,000 injuries. This weekend, an Ohio woman was lucky enough...

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