An elderly couple was injured in an Arizona car accident after a train hit their car in Surprise on November 14, 2008. According to a news article, the elderly couple in a Cadillac was at the intersection of Dysart Road and Grand Avenue when they tried to cross the railroad tracks. Surprise police officials say preliminary investigations show that the couple either tried to go under the crossing arms or around the arms as they were coming down.
The train reportedly ran into the car on the tracks. The man and woman, who were trapped in the Cadillac, had to be extricated and were flown to an area hospital.
Car versus train collisions occur because of many reasons. It is possible that the motorist may not have been paying attention to the train crossing. In some cases, drivers try to “beat” the railroad crossing. However, there have also been situations at railroad crossings when the crossing arms have malfunctioned. We should be able to find out exactly what happened in this case after Surprise police officials complete their final investigation.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a Phoenix auto accident, it would be in your best interest to contact an experienced personal injury attorney in Phoenix who will help independently investigate your case and determine who was responsible for the accident. If the railroad or the train’s engineer was at fault in this case, the injured victims could be entitled to substantial compensation for medical expenses, pain, suffering and loss of wages, if applicable. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Phoenix auto accident, please call Breyer Law Offices for a free consultation.