Houston — Train Jumps Tracks in East Harris County
Posted on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 3:00 am by Williams Hart
At approximately 1:20 in the afternoon on Monday, February 18, 2019, a train derailment was reported to happen on Industrial Road near 100 Street in east Harris County.
According to Harris County deputies, the train was hauling what appeared to be wind turbine blades, and it failed to make a turn, thus causing some box cars to jump the tracks. A video from SKY2 revealed that one of the blades came off of the train and crashed through a fence, and it seemed to be touching a nearby power pole as well.
There were no reported injuries, and the accident also did not affect traffic.
It is great to hear that no one was critically injured in this accident. Alas, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. An accident involving a train is a particular kind of vehicular accident, and though it is not as common as the other kinds, it can still be quite deadly. The National Transportation Safety Bureau has reported that almost every 2 hours, a person or a vehicle is hit by a train in the United States. A few of the common scenarios in this kind of vehicular accident include derailment, train-train collisions, train-car collisions, train-person collisions, and damage to property.
Studies have shown that nearly 1,000 people die every year in the U.S. due to a train accident.
Train accidents are undeniably tragic and devastating to the victims and their respective families. They can also be highly complicated. Thankfully, there are lawyers who are experienced in cases like this, so if you are a victim of a train-related accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.
If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.