On Thursday, October 20, an SUV collided with an Amtrak train outside of Amite. As reported by WAFB, this accident caused two people to be airlifted to the hospital, at least one of which with critical injuries. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred just after 1:00 P.M. Thankfully, authorities have reported that none of the crew or passengers of the Amtrak were injured in the crash.
This accident follows another Amtrak train crash that occurred Friday, October 14, where it hit an 18-wheeler at a crossing half a mile down the road. That crash sent the train’s engineer to the hospital, cost thousands in damages to both the truck and the train, and forced the 208 train passengers to finish their rides to New Orleans on charter buses.
What are the possible outcomes of these two accidents, and other train crashes throughout Louisiana? Thousands of dollars in property damage and lost productivity, catastrophic injuries, and potentially even wrongful death. If you or a loved one has been the victim of one of these injuries, you might not know where to turn for justice.
The experienced train crash attorneys with Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys have been representing Louisiana train wreck victims for decades, and we know what it takes to win against Amtrak and other carriers. Give us a call at 888.501.7888 for a free consultation. We’ll help you find the compensation you deserve after your accident.