Current Events

Force of train hitting car compared to car crushing soda can

According to the Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis, in 2015 there were 2,059 train crossing incidents reported nationally, resulting in 244 deaths and 967 injuries. These accidents are a deadly and too common occurrence. The organization Operation Lifesaver offers a grim statistic, estimating that a motorist is 20 times more likely to die […]

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Beattie Law Firm: Train Accidents

In 2013 there were 2,087 train crossing incidents reported nationally, resulting in 215 deaths and 929 injuries. These accidents are a deadly and too common occurrence. The organization Operation Lifesaver offers a grim statistic, estimating that a motorist is 20 times more likely to die in a collision involving a train than in one with […]

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Train Derailment in Chicago

Early Monday morning, a train jumped the barrier at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The Blue Line train slammed into the platform and the escalators, injuring about 30 people. Investigators have initially reported that the mechanical system was still intact and the train was not speeding, leading investigators to question the operator. The accident is […]

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Train Carrying Crude Oil Explodes in ND

By Beattie Law Firm of Beattie Law Firm, P.C. posted in Current Events on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Last night in North Dakota another train derailed.  Although this incident did not have any passengers in the cars as the NY train derailment did, this train was carrying crude oil.  According to reports, as soon as the trail derailed, it exploded and pungent […]

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Another Tragic Train Accident

In what can only be described as a crisis, yet another Iowan was killed by a train at a crossing that the railroad has willingly left without adequate safety measures. KCCI News this morning is reporting that a 74-year-old lady was struck by a train and killed after being dragged 1700 feet. Iowans need to […]

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Tragic Train Accidents

Tragedy struck again yesterday when another family was torn apart by another preventable train accident. This time in Batavia. Tragically, two young children were killed and their mother and sibling seriously injured. Reports on the accident give reason to believe that work was being performed upon the tracks, and/or near the tracks, and that this […]

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