According to CSX spokesman, Bob Sullivan, rail lines where a trash truck and freight train collision occurred have been reopened. As reported by The Associated Press and published by washington.cbslocal.com, one track at the Rosedale crash site was restored at 6:30 p.m., and service on a second track was restored at 11:30 p.m. on May 30.
At the firm of Alpert Schreyer, our Maryland truck accident attorneys understand just how serious collisions between large trucks and trains can be. We are skilled at determining fault and assisting you in obtaining fair compensation, if the collision was due to the company’s negligence or operator negligence.
The crash involving the freight train and trash truck occurred at approximately 2:00 p.m. in a Baltimore suburb. The collision was so violent that train cars were derailed and the accompanying explosion shook area homes. Miles away from the scene of the collision, a huge plume of smoke could be spotted.
The two CSX operators were not injured in the crash. The driver of the trash truck was transported to a nearby hospital as the result of injuries sustained in the collision.
According to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member, Robert Sumwalt, the damage estimate for the tracks is $120,000. The damage estimate amount for the train is over $500,000. No estimate was provided concerning damage to nearby buildings.
Our Maryland truck accident attorneys at the firm of Alpert Schreyer, LLC recognize the challenges that victims of accidents face. We will aggressively protect your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve for damages sustained in a Maryland truck accident. Please call us at (844) 632-7274 or complete our online contact form for a complimentary consultation regarding the details of your case.