McAllen Man Killed in Lubbock Train Accident

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 11-Dec-2013

A truck driver was killed on Monday afternoon when the man’s vehicle was struck by a train at a crossing in Lubbock, police said.

The man who was killed was identified as 35-year-old McAllen resident, Mario Flores.

According to officials there were no signals or crossing arms at the train crossing where Flores’ truck was struck.

Police reported that Flores was stopped on the tracks at the time of the fatal Lubbock train accident. His father’s truck was stopped ahead of him.

The accident occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. at the crossing near Hwy 84 and FM 2378.

Texas Train Accident Attorneys

The Federal Railroad Administration estimated that in 2004 alone, more than 890 people were killed in railroad and train related accidents. And while the bottom line is that train accidents can be horrific, causing long term injuries and death, there are an array of accident types, including:

  • Train collisions with vehicles
  • Train collisions with other trains
  • Single train accidents
  • Accidents where equipment and signals failed to work properly
  • Crashes involving vehicles or trains where equipment failed

The dangers associated with crossings is real, affecting countless drivers and passengers. The FRA notes that as many as 80 percent of train collisions occur at railroad crossings that don’t have crossing signals or warning devices that operate in an adequate manner.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or you’ve lost a loved one in a railroad accident, call our train accident lawyers in Texas for a free initial consultation today. With investigators available to quickly begin compiling evidence related to a train crash, our attorneys often gain valuable information that helps answer important questions for our clients while seeking compensation for their injuries, loss of work and transformation in the quality of life. Don’t hesitate. Call today. We care. We can help.

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