Fifteen charter bus passengers filed suit following a collision at a train crossing that left forty injured and another four dead. The lawsuit seeks more than $250 million in damages on negligence and product liability claims against the bus, tour, and train companies involved.
On March 7, the bus was carrying a group of senior citizens traveling from Bastrop, Texas throughout Mississippi when the driver decided to take a more “scenic” detour that led to a steep rail crossing in Biloxi, Mississippi. Instead of evacuating the passengers to safety, the bus continued to attempt to pass over the crossing until it was hit by an oncoming train. Only seven passengers managed to escape before the train crashed into the bus, pushing it more 200 feet down the tracks before it finally came to rest.
This is not the first time a train collision has occurred at this rail crossing in Biloxi, Mississippi. Just two months before, a Pepsi truck became stuck on the low ground clearance at the crossing before it too was hit by an oncoming train. The National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating these crashes and the common factors that potentially caused both vehicles to stall on the rail crossing.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a vehicle crash or train crash, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling personal injury cases. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the oldest personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 800-594-4884 for your free consultation.