Fatal accident occurs between train and truck

Alabama drivers should be able to count on the safe driving habits of others to know that they can reach their destinations without problem. That, however, is not always the case and every driver should always be aware and on the lookout for a potential auto accident. There can be many a reason for a crash to occur and proper care in the moments and days following an accident is highly important, especially when a car accident victim has sustained a personal injury or death.

Two victims and the families of three more are in such a situation currently after a crash took place recently on a railroad crossing near Cottondale. While in the intersection of University Boulevard East and Larry Nolan Road, a truck was stuck by a train. In the accident, three people perished and two others, all passengers in the truck, were taken to DCH Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained.

A news article reporting on the incident indicated that it is as of yet unknown if road conditions that may have included snow and ice contributed to the accident or not. The condition of the two men who were taken to the hospital was also unknown at the time that the news story was printed.

Accidents such as these often require crash reconstruction and other investigations to take place. Such information can help to determine proper compensation once the cause of a car crash is understood. Victims of such accidents can often get help by enlisting the services of a good attorney with knowledge in this area of law.

Source: AL.com, “2 killed, 3 hurt when train collides with truck in Tuscaloosa Tuesday, role weather play unclear,” Stephen Dethrage, January 29, 2014

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