Posted On: June 2, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

Five People Injured in 18-Wheeler Truck Accident with Amtrak Train Accident

On Sunday, five people got hurt when an 18-wheeler truck and an Amtrak passenger train collided. The train-truck accident happened as the tractor-trailer was making a right turn. The 18-wheeler then hit a pickup truck.

The Amtrak train, the Sunset Limited, was transporting 69 passengers. Injured on the train were one passenger and two engineers. The truck driver and the pickup truck driver also got hurt.

Because the train was damaged in the truck-train accident, it could not reach its destination and the trains’ passengers had to continue on their journeys using charter buses.

Sunday’s truck-train accident has not been the only collision of late involving an 18-wheeler truck that has resulted in injuries or death. On Monday, Starkes Tarzian Inc. chairman Tom Tarzian was in his car when he was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. He punctured his lung and broke his ribs in the 18-wheeler truck crash.

Last month, an 18-wheeler truck driver was killed on I-95 after he was involved in a multi-vehicle crash with an SUV and several other vehicles. In another tractor-trailer truck accident, a 28-year-old woman died after a metal pole that she was standing near fell after an 18-wheeler truck struck it. Marquetta Grate sustained fatal head injuries and was pronounced dead after undergoing emergency surgery.

On May 14, a tractor-trailer driver and his passenger were sent to a local hospital after the trucker over-corrected a tractor-trailer upon realizing that he didn’t want to exit the freeway just yet.

If you are the occupant of another vehicle, a pedestrian, or a truck passenger that was seriously injured in an Illinois 18-wheeler truck accident, you need to take the proper steps to make sure that your injuries and the truck crash scene are documented as soon as possible.

WRCB/Channel 3 chairman injured in car accident,, June 2, 2009

Amtrak train collides with paper truck Sunday, The Daily Iberian, June 1, 2009

Early Morning Semi-Truck Accident Sends two People to Hospital, 5 News, May 14, 2009

Pittsburgh Woman Dies In Freak Truck Accident At Bus Stop, The Pittsburgh Channel, May 15, 2009

Related Web Resources:
Fatality Analysis Reporting System

Truck Safety, Public Citizen

Chicago tractor-trailer attorney Steve Malman would like to offer you a free consultation about your Illinois 18-wheeler truck crash case.

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