Gulfport, MS (May 4, 2022) – One person was injured but is expected to be okay following a train accident in Gulfport on Wednesday afternoon, May 4.
Gulfport Police confirmed that the accident happened on the train tracks where MS-49 crosses near the area of Creosote Road and the Gulfport Premium Outlets. A dark silver sedan was traveling in the area when the driver started to cross the train tracks. A train was unable to stop in time as it passed through and slammed into the side of the passenger vehicle before it came to a complete stop.
Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were called to the scene to help. A family was in the sedan, including two adults and their toddler child. The driver received on-scene medical attention for a sore neck. It is not known if any other injuries were present.
Due to the force of the accident, the vehicle was pushed along the tracks for a short period of time. The train operator told police that he almost struck another vehicle that was close to the railroad tracks when passing through as well.
Traffic on the road was blocked in the area for an extended period of time.
We offer our thoughts to the injured party and hope that they receive a full recovery.
Train Accidents in Mississippi
Train accidents are not common compared to many other accidents in Mississippi and beyond. Railroad-related accidents have actually decreased over recent years but still lead to injuries every year. In 2019, in fact, over 7,900 people were injured in train accidents. In 2020, this decreased to less than 5,500 injuries. Passenger trains are always transporting millions of people across the country each day. This is why it is no surprise that train accidents continue to happen due to negligent acts. If you have been hurt in a train crash, you should have legal help by your side.
There are many common reasons for train accidents in Mississippi. These include some of the following:
- Negligence of an operator
- Faulty equipment on the train
- Human error such as drunk driving or distractions
No matter what circumstances led up to your train accident, you should know that there are a variety of options available for you when it comes to recovery. Operators are supposed to use reasonable care to ensure that these accidents do not happen. If you have been hurt in a train crash, you should speak with a Gulfport personal injury lawyer who has your best interests in mind.
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, our attorneys are here to help you get back on your feet after being hurt in a train accident. A careful investigation by an attorney can help you determine what next steps should be taken as you move forward with a claim. Our attorneys will help you recover the compensation that you need and seek justice when it comes to moving forward. We will stand by your side every step of the way. Please do not hesitate to contact a train accident attorney in Gulfport at (888) 484-1476 to find out how we can help you.
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