Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Train Hits Car in Seattle

A train hit an automobile in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle this morning, slicing the car in two. The accident occurred at South Homer Street and Airport Way South at around 11:00 this morning, according to news reports. Fortunately, no one was injured in the accident.

When trains collide with cars, trucks, and motorcycles, it is often the result of negligence on the part of the train operator. Train operators may be fatigued or distracted at the time of the crash. In other cases, improper maintenance of the train, tracks, or signaling devices at railroad crossings may have caused the crash. Train accidents can be devastating, often resulting in serious injury and death to occupants of other motor vehicles involved in the crash. Injury victims can often seek compensation from the train operator and company for injuries sustained in the accident.

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