Norfolk Southern Train and Van Collide in Claremont, NC, Highlighting Private Rail Crossing Dangers

A home medical equipment delivery van driver suffered serious injuries when his vehicle was hit by a Norfolk Southern train at a private railroad crossing in Claremont, North Carolina (NC). The collision occurred shortly after 1 pm on March 26, 2012, near the intersection of Sherlock Street and Old Catawba Road. The van driver is…

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Rear-End Collisions Involving Trains Raise Concerns

In his latest post to our Virginia law firm’s Railroad Accident/FELA Lawyer Blog, my colleague Rick Shapiro welcomes two safety recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board regarding the needs to lower speeds and increase distances between trains following each other on the same tracks. Rick notes that both railroad companies and rail workers have…

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Elderly Couple Seriously Injured in Collision With Stopped Train at Unmarked Crossing in Versailles, KY

A 72-year-old man and his 78-year-old wife were taken to the hospital with serious injuries after they drove their pickup truck into a train being operated by the RJ Corman freight company that had stopped on CSX-owned tracks in Versailles, Kentucky (KY). The accident occurred on the U.S. 60 Bypass around the city just after…

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