Fatigue to Blame for Missouri Train Accident
While most Americans are aware of the dangers drowsy driving can pose on the road, many are unaware that sleep deprivation can pose the same risks across any form of transportation.
Take the Missouri train accident that occurred in May 2013 in the town of Rockview, Missouri. Officials have stated they believe the two trains collided because of operator fatigue.
KSDK 5 News reports the National Transportation Safety Board were on hand to investigate after a 60-car train collided head-on with a 75-car train along a set of tracks just outside of town. They concluded the conductor and engineer of one of the trains involved failed to take evasive action to avoid the crash due to fatigue stemming from erratic work hours.
The crash resulted in five bystanders being injured, as well as a conductor and engineer of one of the trains involved.
If you’ve been injured as the result of a Missouri train accident, the most important thing to realize is that help is available. A Missouri personal injury lawyer will be able to clarify your legal rights and answer any questions you may have in the wake of an accident. They will also be able to advocate on your behalf in court if a fair settlement can’t be reached to compensate you for your losses.
At Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers, we suggest reaching out and speaking with a legal representative today if you’ve been injured in a train accident.