Statesboro, GA (April 12, 2023) – A man was injured in a train-related accident that took place on the railroad tracks near a Statesboro intersection on Tuesday morning, April 11.
According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened around 9 a.m. on the tracks near the intersection of Matthews Road and Fletcher Drive. Police confirmed that a man was traveling east on Fletcher when he started to cross the train tracks in the area. His vehicle was suddenly struck by two oncoming train engines, which led to extensive damages. Police said that there were no crossing arms at the railroad tracks in the area, but there was a yield sign nearby.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The man inside the passenger vehicle, who has not yet been identified, had to be extricated from his vehicle. He was then airlifted to Memorial Hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. Nobody on the train was hurt in the accident.
The area was blocked off by the accident for some time. This led to delays in service for some time until the scene was cleared.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the collision remains ongoing.
We want to offer our warmest sympathies to the party injured in this accident. We hope that he will receive a full recovery.
Train Accidents in Georgia
Train accidents involving vehicles may be more common than you once expected. In fact, thousands of these collisions happen every year in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Transportation actually discovered that, in one year’s time, approximately 5,800 train accidents involving passenger vehicles happen throughout the country each year. These accidents lead to an average of 600 fatalities and 2,300 injured victims every year. If you have been hurt in a train-related accident, it is important that you speak with an attorney that you can trust as soon as possible.
Many individuals and families wonder where they can turn each year when train accidents occur. These accidents are known for being highly complex in nature, as there are many parties who could be to blame for a train-related collision. These include the following:
- A train conductor
- The company that owns the train or employs the operator
- Manufacturer of train parts
- A government entity that owns the rails
If you have been hurt in a train collision, you should know that you have many options. You should speak with a dedicated Statesboro personal injury lawyer who has your best interests in mind.
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, are here for you after you have been hurt in a train accident or any other type of collision in Georgia. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling on both physical and financial levels after an accident. You should never have to stand alone following an accident, which is why we will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact a train accident attorney in Statesboro at (888) 579-1790 to find out what we can do for you at this time.
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Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.
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