Wayne, OH – One Airlifted After Train-Car Crash near US-127
Wayne, OH (August 7, 2020) – One person was seriously injured following an accident involving a train and a motor vehicle in Wayne Township early on Thursday morning, August 6. Deputies from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene along with fire rescue units to render aid to those at the scene. The collision took place near the intersection of US-127 and Wayne Milford Road at around 7:10 a.m.
Initial reports revealed that the incident involved a train from the Norfolk Southern Railroad line. A medical helicopter responded to the scene to airlift an injured occupant in the vehicle, who was transported to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio for treatment. At this time, no updates on the conditions of the injured parties have been provided.
The factors contributing to the collision have not been reported at this time. Emergency responders were present to assist those injured in the collision. The identity of the injured party has not been provided at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by the BCSO, and more details will be released as it continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Train-Vehicle Collisions in Ohio
The National Transportation Safety Bureau reports that a person or vehicle is struck by a train every two hours across the United States. On average, more than 1,000 people are killed in train collisions nationwide, and train accidents have been on the rise since 1997.
Many people assume that a train will be able to come to a complete stop in order to avoid a catastrophic accident. However, a fully loaded train traveling at 50 miles per hour will take nearly a mile to come to a complete stop. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that there are over 5,800 collisions involving trains and motor vehicles reported each year, and the majority of these accidents take place at railway crossings. These accidents contribute to nearly 600 deaths and 2,300 injuries annually.
In most cases, the negligence of one or more parties is responsible for serious train-car crashes across the state of Ohio, and these collisions can leave victims with severe or life-threatening injuries. What you do in the moments immediately following an accident can greatly impact any potential Ohio personal injury claim, determining your ability to obtain a reasonable settlement. Injured parties should contact an Ohio train accident attorney for efficient, knowledgeable, and compassionate legal representation.
The team of lawyers at the Green Law Firm strives to help victims who are harmed in collisions throughout Ohio to ensure their rights are protected after being unfairly injured by the actions of another party. Our legal team is dedicated to fighting for victims to ensure they have the compensation they deserve to cover the medical treatment they need to make a full recovery. If you have been unfairly injured in an Ohio train accident, contact us today at (513)769-0840 to see how we can help.
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