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Over 50 Injured and Three Killed in Amtrak Derailment

Mendon, MO – Three were killed and at least 50 more injured after an Amtrak passenger train derailment occurred. The crash occurred around 12:45 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2022. 

The train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago when it struck a dump truck at an uncontrolled railroad crossing near Mendon, causing eight passenger cars and two locomotives to derail. The driver of the dump truck and two train passengers were killed. At least 50 others on the train were injured. There were 243 passengers and 12 crew members on board at the time of the collision.  

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the accident.  

Railroad Accidents 

Unfortunately, there are over 5,000 train crashes each year in the United States. In this horrible accident, those injured should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding the crash. This includes reviewing: 

  • Evaluation of train safety guidelines  
  • The route the train was traveling 
  • Determination why there are no railroad crossing gates, lights, or warning signals at this train crossing 
  • Accident history at this train crossing 
  • All eyewitness accounts of the crash 
  • Speed the train was traveling 
  • Train maintenance history 
  • Police accident report 
  • Any video evidence of the crash 
  • Phone and texting records of the driver  
  • Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol  
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol  
  • Accident history on this road 

Railroad Accident Attorneys 

Railroad accidents occur daily, and, in most cases, there are often warning signs that have been ignored by train operators and railroad owners. At The Barnes Firm, our experienced and trusted team of attorneys have represented many families affected by railroad accidents and are available to help answer any questions. 

The Barnes Firm: (800) 800-0000  

 

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