Police Investigating Train Injury Crash
Kiefer, OK (November 25, 2018) On November 24th, a train crash involving a tractor-trailer took place in Kiefer. Officials reported that around 8:45 a.m., a train crashed into a tractor-trailer that was stuck on the train tracks. According to initial reports, the truck driver got out of the truck and found a police officer to let him know that his truck was stuck on the track. The police tried to get the Burlington Northern Santa Fe to stop the train, but it was too late. The train operator suffered injuries in the collision. The police are currently investigating to determine why the truck was on the tracks.
Truck Accidents in Oklahoma
Hundreds of thousands of people receive injuries in truck accidents every year, which is why the federal government created rules and regulations for trucking companies to enforce amongst their employees. The rules mainly pertain to the truck driver’s state of mind while driving, and how many hours the driver can work. In this case, the driver got out of the truck to try and find help since he knew his truck got stuck on the train tracks. The police are currently trying to figure out who should be deemed liable for this collision. If there was a defective auto part, then the manufacturing company may be held responsible. Since the train operator suffered injuries, a personal injury lawsuit may be filed with the help of an attorney.
At McGuire Law Firm, we have experienced attorneys on our team who have extensive knowledge regarding truck regulations and will go after any potentially liable party for our clients until they receive the compensation they may be entitled to for their injuries. If you, or someone you know, received injuries in a truck accident, call (405) 513-5658.