At least two people were hurt in a New Jersey car accident involving a collision between a train and a vehicle. According to an NBC News report, the train accident occurred at the intersection of West Chestnut and South Broad Street in Clayton. Officials say the train struck a car carrying three people, including a child. The vehicle was pushed a few yards before coming to a stop. Of the two injured people, at least one was hospitalized.
There are many questions that must be asked following a collision between a car and a train. Were there working railroad crossing signs? Were the crossing arm, lights, and bells in working order when the collision occurred? Was the train operator distracted, fatigued, impaired, speeding, or otherwise careless? Was the train operator texting or otherwise distracted at the time of the accident? Did the operator sound a horn when approaching the intersection?
Anyone who has been injured in a New Jersey train accident would be well advised to speak with a skilled NJ auto accident lawyer who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights are protected. Depending on the circumstances of the crash, compensation may be available for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related damages.
The experienced lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein have a successful track record of handling train accident cases on behalf of injured victims and their families. Please contact us at (609) 240-0040 for a free and comprehensive case assessment.