Nearly everyone knows that collisions involving large trucks are often deadly. When motor vehicles or pedestrians come up against a train, the results can be even more devastating. Almost nothing can withstand the sheer size, speed and force of an oncoming train. At the Hale Law Firm, we have seen numerous cases that ended up with atypical results. One such incident may surprise you and other Louisiana residents.
KSLA News 12 reported about a collision that occurred in Shreveport in early September. The circumstances were unclear regarding a collision between a train and a commercial truck that was hauling gravel. Even with the protection of a tractor-trailer’s cab surrounding him, you may expect the truck driver to have been the one injured in the accident. However, the trucker escaped the collision without any injuries. The train’s conductor, on the other hand, somehow ended up pinned in the cab of the truck. He was taken to the hospital with severe injuries, but unfortunately, he did not survive. Authorities were still attempting to determine how the conductor was the one injured and how the accident occurred.
In addition to showing the dangerous nature of accidents involving these massive vehicles, the above example also illustrated how collisions can be unpredictable and have unexpected results. Additionally, those who are determined to be negligent in collisions that injure or kill others may be held liable for damages. Our page explains more about accidents involving large commercial vehicles and how to determine if you may be eligible for compensation.