Two people are dead after a devastating train accident occurred in Chester, Pennsylvania on Sunday morning. The fatal accident happened when the two men were working on the train tracks in a backhoe. The Amtrak train was traveling at speeds of around 106 mph when it collided with the backhoe containing the two men. Both workers, a 61-year-old man and a 59-year-old man, were killed as a result of blunt force trauma. An Amtrak spokesman stated in a press conference on Monday that the accident was recorded by the train’s camera located on the front of the engine. He also indicated that it is unknown if the workers had permission to be on the tracks during the time the collision occurred and that a full investigation is being conducted.
Train accidents are by far one of the most devastating types of accidents due to the size, passenger capacity, and speed traveled. Derailments can be very tragic because more of the train is involved in the crash. However, train accidents are often in the form of collisions with pedestrians or vehicles. The impact of a collision is always severe and rarely leaves any survivors. Many of these accidents occur at a railroad crossing where there is a lack of warning signals and devices.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a train accident, it is imperative that you contact St. Louis’ best personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth. Our attorneys have investigated nearly every type of accident and know what aspects to look for to determine how to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. We will fight to obtain justice for you and your family while supporting you throughout the process of the case. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.