One man is dead after his automobile collided with a tri-rail train. The accident occurred shortly before 7:00 A.M. on November 14, 2014. Fifty-three year-old Robin Merrill, who is from Pompano Beach, was one of the people who witnessed the wreck. She was in the car with her husband at the time of the accident. She stated that the crossing gate was down, and it did not malfunction.
She believes the driver who was killed was could not see the gate or was distracted. Merrill stated the driver tried to stop the car, but it was too late. The driver collided with the train’s engine. Kaihanna Jeanlawson is a 19 year-old woman from Deerfield Beach. She also saw the crash. She stated she was driving on Cypress Creek Road when the accident occurred and heard a loud bang.
There were 250 passengers on the train when the accident occurred. Bonnie Arnold is the tri-rail spokes person. She stated that there were no train passengers injured in the accident. The railroad tracks were shut down after the accident and reopened at 11:10 A.M.
When people leave their homes and head to their destinations, they expect that they will be able to get there. However, that is not always the case. It is estimated that 110 people in America are killed in a car accident every day. People who manage to survive a car accident are often left with serious injuries. Three million people are injured in a car wreck. Two million people suffer a permanent injury as the result of their car accident. Many people cannot work because of the injuries they suffer in a car accident.
Car accidents are not always avoidable, but driver negligence often leads to car accidents. Drivers who talk on the phone, speed, drink and drive and do other things that puts other people’s lives at risk should be held accountable for their actions. That is why you should consider contacting a Fort Lauderdale auto accident lawyer if you have been hurt in an accident. You can also contact a wrongful death attorney Fort Lauderdale if one of your loved ones has been killed in an accident.