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MI Train Accident - Amtrak Train Hits Fire Truck, Injuring One

Throughout the legal career of a Detroit personal injury lawyer, there is opportunity to represent clients who have sustained severe personal injury or died as the result of train accidents. Because of their high-speeds and long cars, train accidents can be some of the most gruesome as it is extremely difficult to stop one in motion. Such is the case of the commuter train that hit a Detroit fire engine parked on the tracks earlier this week.

On Monday, March 1st, 2010, a car accident had required the services of both the Detroit Police Department and the Detroit Fire Department. Although it is unknown why the fire engine was parked on the railroad tracks, that is where the vehicle was stopped to assist those involved in the motor vehicle collision. However, during police questioning, a witness on the scene heard the train coming and quickly screamed to alert the firefighters. Immediately, the firefighters jumped in the fire truck and tried to move it in time, but were unsuccessful to prevent the train accident. The train heading westbound smashed straight into the truck, dragging it along the tracks.

The unidentified firefighter who sustained personal injury in the train accident was taken immediately to Detroit Receiving Hospital, where he was treated for lacerations to his head. Fortunately, none of the other firefighters were injured in the accident. One passenger aboard the train did receive medical examination after the incident for neck pain complaints.

Time and time again, train accidents remind everyone of how dangerous it is to be around, near, or on train tracks at anytime–usually, trains will come by suddenly, causing devastating results of severe personal injury or death. Simply put, stay off the tracks! If injured in a train accident, it is essential to seek help immediately. An experienced and hard-working Detroit personal injury attorney will be able to provide the best legal advice and legal representation for your case.