A train accident in California injured three people yesterday as two of the ten cars came off the track. Fortunately, all of the train cars stayed upright and not turned over, which would have caused much more severe injuries to the occupants.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the train accident, operated by BART, occurred in Concord, California and was taking passengers to the San Francisco Airport at the time. The train derailment occurred at low speed and 65 passengers aboard the train were evacuated and taken to their destination by bus. The three injured passengers reported having back pains from the BART train accident.
The cause of the California train accident is still being investigated. When train accidents occur, often there are many injured passengers who may have a personal injury claim against the train company, which may be a government entity. Because of the various rules involved, including the increased and special duties of care for operators of a common carrier for hire, it is important that injured passengers or their families immediately contact a California personal injury attorney so the attorney can explain to them their rights and pursue a claim for their injuries and other damages.
Our personal injury attorneys have handled accident injury claims for over 30 years and we are available for a free consultation. 866-INJURY-2 [866-465-8792].