May 22, 2022

Olive Branch, MS - One Hospitalized After Crash Between Train and Cement Mixer on Railroad Ave

Olive Branch, MS (May 21, 2022) - A train crashed into a cement mixer in Olive Branch on Friday, May 20th at the crossing in the area of Highway 178 and Railroad Avenue.

According to officials, the concrete truck, which was obliterated during the impact, was being towed by a wrecker when the train smashed into it.

Olive Branch Police shut down the area of Highway 178 and Old Goodman Road to allow EMTs and police to access the scene.  

The area was reopened to traffic at about 9:30 p.m. 

The driver of the cement truck was transported by ambulance to a local hospital in unknown condition. No one onboard the train was injured.

The cause of this collision has not yet been determined and police are still investigating.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Train Accidents in Mississippi

, Olive Branch, MS - One Hospitalized After Crash Between Train and Cement Mixer on Railroad Ave, Germany Law Firm PLLC

Each year, throughout the United States, roughly 800 people die and thousands more are injured in collisions involving trains. When compared to the injury and fatality counts generated by accidents involving motor vehicles, these figures might seem somewhat trivial but, in fact, they still total out to two fatal crashes involving railroads every day.

There are many different kinds of railroad accidents that can take place under a wide array of circumstances. Some of the most common examples for Mississippi include:

  • Railroad crossing collisions
  • Train derailments
  • Trains crashing into motor vehicles
  • Train crashing into other trains
  • Trains striking pedestrians or bicyclists 

The majority of railroad accidents that occur in the United States happen at railroad crossings. A passenger vehicle could break down on the tracks, traffic could be at a standstill leading a car to be stuck at a crossing with no gates or flashing lights to prevent such an incident. At night, when a railroad crossing is not marked with crossbucks, gate arms, or flashing lights drivers can unintentionally collide with a train.

Prior to being able to pursue compensation for injuries caused by a train accident, you will have to prove that negligence on the part of the railway company, the train’s engineer, or the driver of another automobile was the cause of your accident. 

Amtrak conductors and drivers, railroad companies, mechanics, railway maintenance workers, and others employed by the railroad work for a common carrier, meaning they have an obligation to the public to ensure that riding their trains is as safe and free of dangers as possible. 

When a railroad engineer, operator, conductor, or other worker disregards the duty of care they owe their passengers and others in the area, and that breach of duty is proven to be the proximal cause of your injuries, you may have a legitimate train injury claim for compensation.

If you sustained significant injuries due to the malice, dereliction, or negligence of a second party, we are prepared to review your potential personal injury claim. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Mississippi by calling our law firm at (601) 487-0555 to schedule a case evaluation.

Note: The information provided within these posts has been gathered from outside sources, for Germany Law Firm, PLLC, and, as such, has not been independently verified. All provided information has been gathered from secondary sources including news bulletins and other first-hand accounts. If you find any information that is incorrect or you would like this post to be removed, please contact our law firm immediately so that we can correct the story or remove it entirely from the website.

Disclaimer: At Germany Law Firm, PLLC, we provide the information found in these accident reports as a resource for families who have been in similar situations and to raise awareness about the dangers of driving. We would also like to honor the victims who have been injured or lost their life as a result of a Mississippi accident and hope that the information reported will help prevent future accidents. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene. 

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