There seems to be plenty of accidents involving trains recently. Last March in North Carolina, an Amtrak train crashed into a tractor-trailer that was stuck in the railroad crossing tracks. The truck driver was trying to make a left-hand turn onto a Halifax highway but failed to navigate the crossing. He was also unable to back away from the tracks since other cars have already stopped behind him.
When the driver saw the approaching train, he abandoned the truck to save his life, but several Amtrak passengers got caught in the collision and suffered injuries. More than 53 passengers were injured in total, and investigation is still ongoing to determine if the train went above the authorized speed. An experienced Raleigh personal injury lawyer can discuss more about these types of accidents and the possible cases or legal issues that could arise.