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Railroad Accident in Williamsburg Results in Serious Leg Injury

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What Happened:

A 22-year-old man was hit by a CSX train in Williamsburg, Virginia (VA). Fortunately, the man was able to call 911 to report his injury.

Reports indicate that the man was on the tracks in the 6100 block of Richmond Road when the CSX train hit him in the early morning, according to hamptonroads.com.

James City County police indicated that the man suffered a serious leg injury and had to be flown to a Richmond hospital.


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The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:

Whether CSX can be held liable for the man’s injuries depends on a myriad of factors. These include how exactly the man wound up on the tracks, whether the train conductor attempted to stop before hitting the victim, and whether any warning signals were issued. At this point, it’s too early to make a determination on liability and more investigation into the railroad accident is necessary.

Potentially Helpful Info:

Read this in-depth article discussing the legal rights of victims who are seriously injured in rail crossing accidents.

 

Have Questions? Check Out Our Firm’s FAQs:

The FAQs on this page are related to your legal rights after a railroad crossing accident.

Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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