Early on Sunday morning, an Amtrak train collision with a freight train caused numerous injuries and two fatalities. In Cayce, South Carolina, a train traveling to Miami, Florida from New York that was carrying nearly 150 passengers crashed into another train around 2:35 am, causing over 100 personal injuries ranging from superficial scratches to multiple fractures. The two individuals who sustained fatal injuries were employees of Amtrak. During the accident, the lead engine and some of the passenger cars derailed, while about 5000 gallons of fuel spilled, which is not considered a public threat.
Even though train accidents are an uncommon occurrence, when they do happen, they may bring catastrophic results. Train occupants may sustain serious injuries as well as fatalities, and other individuals including pedestrians near the crash site may endure physical harm and mental trauma. Chemical spills may adversely affect victims and also residents in the communities near the accident scene.
If you or your loved ones sustained personal injuries in a train accident, contact our Pennsylvania train accident lawyers at Williams Cedar at 215-557-0099 or contact us online. We represent clients throughout Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, Montgomery County, Chester County, Bucks County, and Berks County, as well as in New Jersey and nationwide.