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Truck and train collide resulting in 3 injuries

You've probably seen or heard about vehicles hitting trains in the past. The train is moving so fast that it can be hard for the train to stop, and the vehicle may not be able to get out of the way in time. These kinds of crashes can be avoided by obeying railroad signals, but not all people do. As someone in a train or vehicle when an accident with a train results in your injury, you need to know what to do to seek compensation. Your injuries are likely directly related to negligence and mistakes that should be accounted for.

After a train and a big rig collided recently, three people had to be hospitalized for their injuries. According to the news from Sept 1, the crash between the train and semi-truck took place at around 3:05 p.m. near Walnut and Fairway Drives. The train, which was a Union Pacific intermodal freight train, had been heading east to its final stop in Illinois when it struck the tail end of the tractor-trailer.

The collision caused the trailer to swing, striking around six other vehicles that were waiting nearby. Fortunately, no one was badly injured and only three people had to be taken to the hospital for the treatment of minor injuries. However, there were other repercussions. Seven other trains were delayed by the crash, and a tow truck was required to remove the vehicles along with the semi-truck following the incident.

So far, Union Pacific has issued a slow-and-protect order to prevent further injuries at the stop. That means that each time a train approaches, the conductor has to get out and walk the train across the intersection to make sure no one is trying to cross. The news hasn't reported if the semi-truck driver will be fined or charged for causing the accident.

Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune, "3 taken to hospital after train, big rig crash in Industry," Melissa Masatani, Sep. 01, 2015

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