Dayton, TX – 17 Injured in Train Accident Involving Semi in Dayton
Dayton, TX (August 31, 2019) On the afternoon of August 30th, a train accident happened while an Amtrak train was in route from Los Angeles to New Orleans. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Amtrak train collided with a semi-truck in southeastern Texas. The semi-truck drove into the train’s path near Dayton, about 35 miles away from Houston. As a result of the accident, the train’s engine came partially off of the track. The accident happened at County Road 621 at around 4:00 p.m.
When emergency crews arrived to help, they found the driver of the semi-truck and 16 passengers inside of the train injured. All 17 injured victims were rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment.
Authorities are still investigating to determine fault and liability.
We wish all 17 injured victims a full recovery as they receive treatment.
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Sadly, thousands of people are injured annually after being involved in some type of motor vehicle accident, whether it’s a passenger vehicle, truck, motorcycle, and more. When a person sustains injuries after being harmed in an accident they didn’t cause, they qualify to receive compensation for all of their injuries and other damages. The sooner one seeks help from an experienced Texas personal injury lawyer, the more money they’re able to receive if they win their case.
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