A truck collided with an Amtrak train track in New Brunswick on December 12, according to NJ.com. The truck crashed into a rail bridge underpass, according to Amtrak spokesperson Steve Klum. Amtrak had to shut down two different tracks while the wreckage was cleared. The cause of the accident was not made available to the media, and there were no reported injuries.
It is fortunate that no trains were crossing that section of the track at the time of this truck accident. This could have been disastrous, just like the truck-train collision in June in Nevada in which 6 people lost their lives when a commercial truck collided with an Amtrak passenger train.
Truck accidents like these must be analyzed from every angle to determine exactly what caused them. Were the brakes faulty? Was this a distracted driver? Investigators must leave no stone unturned to prevent future accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, please contact our firm for a free consultation.
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