The second annual Rail Safety Week (RSW) will be observed from September
23-29 across all U.S. states. This is a perfect time to remind motorist
that they are almost 20 times more likely to die in a crash involving
a train than in a collision involving another motor vehicle making. The
Hoosier state was home to 12 fatal motor vehicle-meets-train accidents,
and 47 injuries and 101 collisions with trains in 2017, ranking sixth
highest in the nation.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at U.S. DOT reports:
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), has offered
several life-saving driver tips during this annual event and Wagner Reese
is happy to share them on the organization’s behalf.
Indiana State and Federal governments have been proposing improvements
to railroad safety for years, including those to improve crash-prone rail
intersections across the state. Even with these precautions set into motion,
there are still too many drivers who disregard warnings, and those who
take risks while crossing with train traffic, often at the expense of
their own lives.
Train companies have powerful insurance companies, so if you or a loved
one are injured in a collision with a train, it is critical to employ
an experienced attorney. This is one scenario in which you do not want
to find yourself alone, especially if you are healing or grieving. The
auto accident attorneys at Wagner Reese have spent decades working on cases like these for vulnerable
clients and their families.
Give us a call today at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a free consultation
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