Posted on July 29, 2016
Automobiles can travel at high rates of speed, especially on the interstate. Trains, however, can move across the country even faster and with greater force if it were to make an impact with something. When a train and a car collide, therefore, there are oftentimes heartbreaking consequences, as evidenced in a recent fatal Louisiana car accident.
A 70-year-old woman was driving the motor vehicle before a train struck it while it was on the tracks. Officials are investigating to find out whether the driver went around the crossing gate or was stuck after the gates signaled the oncoming train. The woman driving the automobile died from the impact of the collision. Sadly, two 12-year-old girls in the car were also killed through the course of the crash.
A 49-year-old man and two 12-year-old boys were also in the car at the time of the crash and suffered critical injuries. The relation between any of the motor vehicle’s occupants has not been released. Authorities have not filed any charges at this point in the investigation.
This car accident in Louisiana caused multiple injuries and deaths. Those victims who suffered injury have the right to file civil claims for their personal injuries if negligence is established. The family members of those who lost their lives also have the right to file claims for their wrongful deaths. With the assistance of a professional in this field, successful claims can give the victims and their families a sense of comfort as they work to move on from this life-changing event.
Source: abcnews.go.com, “Driver, 2 Girls Die in Louisiana Car-Train Wreck, Police Say“, Dec. 23, 2015