Whether or not the person killed in the accident was trying to outrun it, or had another reason in mind all together, it's never a good idea to challenge a train. Likewise, one man is dead after for unknown reasons he disobeyed crossing signals warning that a train was approaching. In addition, 80-year-old, Henry Bloodworth was struck and killed by an Amtrak train at a railroad crossing Sunday morning. Furthermore, the crash happened on Humbert Road, which is just north of the busy Homer Adams Parkway in Alton, Illinois.
After the crossing signals came down on both sides, Bloodworth ignored them, and made the fateful decision to pass through them with his pickup truck. Sadly, the Chicago bound train smashed into Bloodworth's vehicle. Bloodworth died as a result. There were 230 passengers on board the train at the time of the crash, as well as 12 employees. Luckily no one on the train was injured in the tragic accident. The accident took several hours to clear as crews made repairs to the track.
If you or a loved one was injured in a motor vehicle accident, or train crash, the skilled St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth would like to hear from you. Please contact us today for a free, no-cost assessment of your potential case.