An Amtrak train collided with a freight train, causing two fatalities and multiple injuries in Cayce, South Carolina. Around 2:35 am, on Sunday morning, the train collision occurred while nearly 150 were on board. The lead engine and some passenger cars derailed during the accident. At least 70 people sustained personal injuries varying from minor scratches to broken bones in the train collision. Even though about 5000 gallons of fuel spilled, officials claim the spillage is not a public threat.
Although railroad accidents occur less often than other transportation crashes, when they do take place, they may be catastrophic, and result in a spate of injuries as well as potential fatalities. Many times, a serious railroad accident occurs due to poorly maintained train equipment, improperly secured train cars, or employees who lack enough training. The most common train accidents involve derailments or collisions with other trains.
If you or your loved ones have been injured in a railroad accident, our Columbia personal injury lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. will offer a helping hand. You may schedule a free consultation by calling 803-929-3600 or 866-881-8623 or contact us online. With offices located throughout South Carolina, we serve clients in Lexington County, Richland County, Sumter County, Aiken County, Florence County, Lancaster County, York County, Orangeburg County, Kershaw County, and Newberry County, including those in towns of Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, Rock Hill, Aiken, Sumter, Newberry, Florence, and Spartanburg.