Three people were killed overnight when an Amtrak train and a sport utility vehicle collided with one another in Mansfield, Massachusetts. All three of the victims were SUV occupants. No one on the train was hurt.
Authorities say that the train was moving at about 125 miles per hour when the Massachusetts train-SUV accident happened. They are trying to figure out where the SUV came onto the tracks. The debris field is at least one mile long, which is making the vehicle's entry point hard to identify.
Massachusetts Train Collisions
If you or someone you love was injured in a train crash, you should speak with a Boston train accident lawyer right away. There are federal and state statutes and regulations that govern civil cases involving trains and you want to make sure you speak with a Massachusetts personal injury law firm that is familiar with these laws and knows how to pursue your recovery.
Sometimes, the negligent party is the the train operator, a railroad company, or others affiliated with the train, such as Amtrak or the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. At other times it is the driver of another vehicle or someone else that caused a train crash to happen. An experienced Boston train collision lawyer can help you figure out what happened and who should be held responsible.
At Altman & Altman, LLP, we help victims with injury and wrongful death claims involving subways, trains, buses, commuter rails, trolleys, and public ferries. In addition to claims over injuries caused by collisions, we also handle cases involving accidents and injuries that occurred on MBTA premises, including subway stations and bus stops. These injuries may have been caused by unsafe conditions, which can be grounds for a Massachusetts premises liability case. We also represent victims who were injured because of a violent crime, such as a rape or a physical assault, on MBTA property. To explore your legal options, contact our Boston injury lawyers today.
3 Dead After Amtrak Train Hits Vehicle On Tracks In Mansfield, BostonCBSLocal, June 23, 2014
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