Vehicle Collides with Train in Bluff City
Bluff City, TN (August 11, 2020) Two people were transported to the hospital on August 11th after a vehicle was involved in a collision with a train in Bluffy City. The accident occurred at the railroad crossing close to White Top Road near the Brown Street intersection. Due to the collision, two people in the vehicle were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The train was a Norfolk Southern on its way to Pennsylvania. Additional details about how the accident occurred are still pending.
The Federal Railway Administration reports that over 2,000 highway-rail incidents took place at public and private crossings in the year 2019 alone.
Ways to Reduce Train Collisions
Some of the critical steps that you as a motor vehicle driver can follow to reduce the risk of ending up in a collision with a train include:
- Always assume that railroad tracks are being used
- Appreciate that trains are wider than the tracks they travel on
- Avoid stopping on the track under any circumstance
- Do not drive around lowered gates
- Even if you’re in a hurry, avoid racing trains
- Look both ways before crossing a train track
- Realize that it takes trains a great distance to stop completely
Retain the Services of a Tennessee Accident Attorney
No matter how your car accident occurred, it is common to be confused and overwhelmed afterward. One of the best steps that you can take is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette today to schedule a free case evaluation.
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