Truck Driver Killed in Rural Texas Train Accident Near Crawford

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 14-Mar-2013

A train accident near Crawford, Texas claimed the life of a truck driver, whose vehicle was struck by the locomotive at a rural crossing with no lights or crossing guards.

The driver of the flatbed truck, who was killed in the tragic accident, was identified as 28-year-old David Reid McCartney. Police do not believe McCartney was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the train accident on Simpson Road, near Crawford.

Officials believe McCartney was in the region picking up another vehicle. As a result of the impact, he was ejected from the truck. Emergency officials pronounced him dead at the scene of the Texas truck accident.

The size and weight of a train, in contrast with that of a vehicle, can result in a devastating accident and accompanying injuries and casualties. While there are standards and safety equipment and precautions in places to protect drivers and train passengers alike, not all crossings have warning signals and crossing guards that are vital to preventing railroad crossing accidents.

Although the slow speed of travel associated with trains can sometimes produce a misconception regarding the seriousness of such collisions, train accidents can be extremely complicated and involved multiple parties, companies and entities. Calling an experienced Texas train accident attorney is vital to clients, looking to uncover the truth surrounding their accident while protecting themselves from insurance and other involved companies who may not have their best interest at heart.

At The Carlson Law Firm, our team of attorneys are supported by private investigators right on staff, giving us the ability to quickly gather evidence and begin advocating for injuries clients and the families of those killed in a train accident. For a free consultation, call our Texas train accident lawyers in San Antonio, Austin, Temple and statewide at 800-359-5690, contact our personal injury attorneys in San Antonio online or visit any of the 10 office locations for our railroad crossing accident lawyers in Texas. We care. We can help.

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