More needs to be done about these very dangerous crossings...
Midland, TX (PRWEB) December 17, 2012
Recent and recurring Union Pacific train accidents in Midland, Texas region has prompted attorneys McDonaldWorley.com to call for crossing changes to improve public safety. The firm has made a public statement calling for changes to be made in order to prevent further injury to motorists using railroad crossings in the area.
"We currently represent 3 separate clients injured in Union Pacific crossing accidents. More needs to be more done about these dangerous crossings," said Donald Worley, lead attorney with the firm.
According to the site, numerous crossing accidents have occurred Midland, resulting in a recurring and present danger to motorists. The latest tragedy occurring November 15, 2012 involved a parade float carrying 26 passengers (12 of whom were veterans who had been wounded in the line of duty). The latest Midland train crash killed 4 and injured an additional 16 passengers.
In addition, McDonaldWorley.com currently represents the following clients injured in similar crossing crashes:
- Saul Armendariz received a brain injury when struck by a Union Pacific train outside of Midland on May 16, 2009.
- Apolinar Valencia was hit by a Union Pacific train outside of Midland on April 4, 2012.
- Roberto Herrera was hit by a Union Pacific train outside of Midland on June 22, 2012.
Recent Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis Texas accident stats reveal as many as 210 train accidents occurred in Texas as of September 30, 2012, nearly one accident every single day. Furthermore, the data reveals 17 of these accidents have resulted in injuries and 10 have resulted in fatalities.
"One preventable fatality is too many from my standpoint. The Midland populace needs to be made aware of the dangerous state of their crossings, something must be done to improve the situation," added Mr. Worley.
Specifics are unclear as to what can improve the safety of the crossings at this time. According to the firm, a general examination of safety practices is called for in order to prevent further loss of life and injury.
Based in Houston, TX, the firm accepts clients nationwide who have suffered train accident related injuries or were hurt in a railroad accident and was recently named among the top trial lawyers in the nation by Newsweek Magazine.
To learn more about how they can help, click here to visit: http://mcdonaldworley.com/train-accident-lawyer.htm