Train crashes into semi-truck in rural Iowa

A 53 year-old man is in the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after his truck hit an oncoming train in Cedar County earlier this week.

The railroad crossing has no crossing guard or warning lights, but investigators say there are no obstructions that would prevent a driver from seeing a train coming. The accident is still under investigation.

Authorities say that the man was driving to work at a farm to pick up grain. The farm’s owner said he witnessed the truck cross the railroad tracks, but could not tell if it made it over. The man is currently in serious condition, but responders say he was conscious and talking when they arrived.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a train accident or rail collision, contact the Des Moines railroad accident attorney of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600 today.

Teenager loses legs in train accident

A 17 year-old girl from Colorado has lost both of her legs after she was run over by a train earlier this week. She is at student at Colorado State University and witnesses say she and three other friends were attempting to jump onto a moving train when she fell under it. The girl planned on pursuing a career in music, theater, and dance.

Investigators say that the girl’s friend jumped first and made it on the train that was moving 7 to 10 mph. Another friend try to jump on but fell, suffering only minor cuts and bruises. The teen was last to jump when the tragic accident occurred.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a train accident, contact the Des Moines train accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600.

Train Accidents Display Need for More Safety Regulations

A recent train accident occured when two cars hit a stalled freight train. The cars did not see the train because it was nighttime, and there were no lights or warning signs that the train was stopped on the tracks. All occupants of the cars survived but suffered injuries.

Studies have shown that, within the last ten years, there have been over 3,500 deaths and over 10,000 injuries caused by train accidents. It has been argued that railroad companies need to apply better safety standards when operating their trains. People are asking for better lighting, gates, and warning signs to prevent future accidents from happening.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a train accident, please contact the Des Moines train accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600.

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