Three Hospitalized in Monroe County Train Accident

Posted on Jul 04, 2014

Three people were transported to an area hospital late last month, following a train accident in Forsyth, Georgia, just west of Ga. 83. Unfortunately, authorities haven’t determined yet what caused the Georgia train accident, which is still under investigation. If you have been injured in a train accident in Atlanta, Marietta, or elsewhere in Georgia, contact our reputable attorneys at Rechtman & Spevak for legal help. With a qualified train accident lawyer on your side, you can protect your legal rights and pursue the financial compensation you are entitled to.

Injuries in Georgia Train Accident

According to police, the Georgia train accident took place at about 2:11 p.m. on June 19, when a southbound Norfolk Southern train collided with a vehicle at a crossing on Indian Springs Drive. One person was ejected from the vehicle, a second had to be cut out by emergency responders, and a third escaped from the vehicle on her own, according to Monroe County sheriff’s Lt. Brad Freeman. All three train accident victims – Portia Lyons, 40, Asia Buckner, 22, and Precious Gaines, 12 – were transported to The Medical Center of Central Georgia for injury treatment, where they were listed in stable condition.

Two Monroe County Train Wrecks Within 30 Min

Roughly 30 minutes before the devastating train accident in Forsyth, another Norfolk Southern train collided with a semi-truck in Bolingbroke, knocking the big-rig on its side and pushing it approximately 50 feet up the tracks. Prior to the accident, the train was traveling north between Rivoli Road and U.S. 41, and the tractor-trailer was at the Mount Zion Church crossing. At least two crossings were blocked following the Georgia train accident, but the driver of the big-rig was able to escape from his truck before the collision, avoiding injury.

Contact Our Train Accident Lawyers for Help

If you have suffered injuries in a Georgia train accident, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal collision with a train in Georgia, consult our experienced train accident lawyers at Rechtman & Spevak today. You may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death suit against the person or party found at-fault in the wreck, in order to seek fair and timely reimbursement for your losses.

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