Carabin Shaw Publishes Accident Injury Report For Train Collision At Harris County Railroad Crossing

September 23, 2021 at 21:58

Carabin Shaw, a local Texas personal injury law firm, is drawing attention to an accident that took place at a Harris County railroad crossing on September 8, 2021. Readers can find out more about the law firm by heading over to its website at https://carabinshaw.com.

KTRK News, an ABC owned-and-operated television station licensed to Houston, Texas, reported that a Kansas City Southern train crashed into an 18-wheeler at a busy northeast Harris County railroad crossing at FM 2100 and FM 1960 just after 7 AM on September 8, 2021. The driver of the big rig died in the collision, as confirmed by Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

A video of the crash from a nearby camera showed the train stopped on the tracks. The cab of the semi-truck was on the tracks when it was hit by the train, which then pushed it about 30 feet down the tracks. The truck was headed northbound on FM 2100 and the train was headed east on the tracks before the crash. The crash also caused a hazmat situation due to a large fuel spill from the semi-truck and cleanup took up to 6 hours while keeping FM 2100 closed. Readers can find out more about 18-wheeler accidents by heading over to fordandlaurel.com.

Carabin Shaw is taking this opportunity to appeal to private and commercial vehicle owners to follow all safety guidelines when out on the road, especially around railroads where any complacency could lead to fatal results. The law firm is reminding drivers of common-sense precautions that should be observed and that the law requires them to follow.

A spokesperson for the law firm says, “It is important to understand that trains take longer than cars to stop. So any mistake on part of the driver can have deadly consequences as the driver of the train will not have the power to stop it safely in time. So it is always recommended to reduce your speed when approaching crossings and to look both ways before driving onto them. You should look and listen for trains even if the red lights and crossing arms aren't active as sometimes the machinery can be faulty. Only drive when all the tracks are clear before crossing as there may be more than one set. If red lights are flashing or if the crossing arms have been lowered, in no circumstances should you attempt to cross. When you are crossing the tracks, never stop and keep going until you cover the whole length and every part of your vehicle is clear of the train’s path. If your vehicle happens to break down on the tracks, get out and dial 9-1-1 immediately.”

The law firm also reminds drivers that Texas law requires drivers to yield the right of way to trains. It is also against the law to cross tracks if a train is visible or to drive around gates that have been lowered at a railroad crossing. Finally, if the crossing arms are lowered and no train is coming, the road is closed.

Carabin Shaw represents accident victims and their families in cases stemming from all types of motor vehicle accidents. The firm’s personal injury and wrongful death lawyers have provided accident victims with high-quality legal representation for more than 30 years. The law firm has recovered more than $1 billion on behalf of accident victims and their families. The firm’s attorneys understand that this is an extremely challenging time and do everything they can to make the process as straightforward as possible, while always maintaining a focus on obtaining full and fair compensation for each of their clients. Carabin Shaw represents clients in San Antonio and throughout Texas and offers all prospective clients a free consultation.

The law firm can be contacted at the phone numbers (800) 862-1260 or (210) 222-2288. Its main office is located at 630 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 79215. More contact information can be found on its website at https://accident-lawyers-dallas.com/.

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For more information about Carabin Shaw P.C., contact the company here:

Carabin Shaw P.C.
James Shaw
210-222-2288
jshaw@carabinshaw.com
630 Broadway St
San Antonio, TX 78215
Phone: 210-222-2288
Phone: 800-862-1260

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