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Two CSX Trains Collide in New York State

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Two CSX trains traveling in the same direction have collided in DeWitt, New York (NY), causing both trains to derail and leaving two people injured. Fortunately those injuries were minor, the Eagle Bulletin reported.

The crash occurred on July 6, 2011, near Barnes & Cone Architectural Masonry which is on Court Street Road.
It caused an extensive derailment that sent a freight car and two locomotives off the tracks from the first train and saw three cars off the tracks from the second. One on the train cars ended up partially on top of a locomotive, according to the newspaper.

One of the trains was headed from Cincinnati, Ohio (OH), to Selkirk, NY; the other had left Chicago and was headed to New Jersey.
One of the trains crashed into the rear of the other, according to the Post-Standard of Syracuse.The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Our experienced Virginia (VA) railroad injury attorneys have reported on a number of derailments involving CSX trains.

See this video of a derailment in Greensboro, North Carolina (NC).



In 2009 a CSX freight train derailed in New Orleans, Louisiana (LA). Although nobody suffered injuries or lost their lives in this particular CSX freight train derailment luck clearly played a part in a serious accident.

But in May of this year workers on a CSX train were not so fortunate. Two CSX train crew workers were killed and two other railroad workers were injured by the impact when two freight trains crashed into one another in Union County, North Carolina (NC). These trains were traveling through Mineral Springs when one train hit the other from behind, WSPA.com reported.

The crash bore similarities to the DrWitt accident, but proved to be more serious.

Where workers on the railways become victims our law firm is here to step in. Recently we secured an $8.6 million jury verdict in the case of a  railroad worker brakeman/switchman who died of lung cancer after five year fight, after being exposed to asbestos, diesel fumes, and radiation during his 40 year career as a brakeman/switchman with L & N/CSX, mainly in and around Knoxville, Tennessee (TN). 

DM


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