Miami, FL (January 13, 2022) – At 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, January 13, a train crash occurred at an intersection in Miami.
Miami Police confirmed that the accident happened on the railroad tracks around the area of North Miami Avenue and 20th Street. A Brightline train was traveling in the area when it suddenly collided with a Ford Explorer that was stopped on the train tracks and could not cross in time. One person inside the Explorer was able to get out of the vehicle before it was struck by the train but two other adults were inside.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. An elderly man and his daughter, who were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash, were transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment of their injuries. They are expected to be okay.
Due to the severity of the accident, a large portion of the tracks and the road were blocked in that area.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Train Accidents in Florida
Florida has been seeing more and more train accidents throughout the state over the past few years. In one recent year, in fact, it is estimated that approximately 462 accidents took place. Out of these, approximately 25% result in injuries. Florida is now known as being Number 11 out of states for train accidents in the entirety of the U.S. These accidents tend to lead to some of the most catastrophic harm due to the fact that they involve such large modes of transportation. If you have been hurt in a train crash, you should have the skilled help of an attorney on your side.
The aftermath of a train accident might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever endured. You may have questions that only an attorney will be able to help you answer. For instance, what types of evidence do you need to show that another party is at fault for your accident? What deadlines will you be required to meet when it comes to moving forward with a successful claim? Will your claim be settled or will it make it all the way to trial? These are questions that you can answer with the assistance of a Miami personal injury attorney on your side.
Miami Train Accident Attorneys
If you have been hurt in a negligent accident caused by another party, our attorneys at Eggnatz | Pascucci are here for you. We understand how overwhelming a train accident can be, especially knowing that it can cause severe injuries. Having an attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected when you need them the most. We will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects, including the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
If you have been hurt in a train accident, you have a variety of options. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Miami at (954) 505-8224 for more information on how we can assist you in your time of need.
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