Man dies after hit in railroad grade crossing accident

A 21-year-old man died from his injuries at Louisville hospital after his car was hit by a train in a grade crossing accident.

His car was hit on the driver’s side by the oncoming train causing it to roll and for him to be ejected. He was initially airlifted to a Louisville hospital for treatment but died the following day.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Stephen Wheels reported that the railroad crossing has crossing signs as stop signs for traffic on CR 775 South.

What may have prevented this type of accident? Time to contact a railroad injury lawyer?

This is another grade crossing accident that may have been prevented if it had active warning signals such as flashing lights and gates.

The Indiana State Police stated that the grade crossing has crossing signs as stop signs for traffic. The image provided of the railroad crossing by the state police shows only a yellow passive railroad crossing warning, and crossbucks right before the tracks with a stop sign positioned under the crossbuck. There are no indications of any active warning devices like flashing lights or gates. The railroad crossing also appears to have a lot of tall grass and trees around it which may impair visibility of passive railroad crossing warnings, and oncoming trains.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident at a railroad grade crossing, you may want to contact an attorney for a free consultation about a potential claim. Railroad injury lawyer Steven L. Groves has over 25-years’ experience representing seriously injured people and their families from railroads such as BNSF Railway, Norfolk Southern Railway, and Union Pacific Railroad.

If you choose to contact Groves Powers LLC, your consultation is free. 

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