Trains carrying goods and materials come into the Atlanta area all the time. We are, after all, a transportation hub for the South, and warehouses across the country benefit from our train yards. Trains, because of their length and weight, are very difficult to stop when they’re on the move.
When trains meet with vehicles that are either stuck on the tracks or accidentally parked there, the results are usually tragic. Such was the case at the intersection of North Clarendon and East Ponce de Leon avenues in Scottsdale.
An older man was traveling through the city when he stopped on the tracks. Perhaps he didn’t see the train, or maybe there wasn’t enough warning. A train carrying paper products, fertilizer, plastics, and other goods was heading down the tracks, going to its destination in Social Circle.
The train, from CSX, hit the older man’s car, killing him. The fire station and railroad professionals have responded to the crash to get to the bottom of the situation.
When there is a train crash, the families are left with a lot of questions. What happened? Who’s to blame? Is there compensation due to the families? What about insurance? These can all be at the forefront of the surviving family’s mind.
John Foy, the Strong Arm, can help answer these questions and help you get the compensation you deserve, whether it’s a train crash, a car crash, a truck accident, or even elder abuse. Give us a call.