BNSF Railroad Train Derailment in Wyoming
A train derailed Wednesday in Thermopolis, Wyoming after striking a pickup-sized boulder on the tracks. The Burlington Northern Santa-Fe (BNSF) railway train was hauling freight across Wyoming, destined for Colorado, and was being operated by a two-person crew. Two locomotives were derailed off the tracks, down an embankment and one ended up in the Wind River. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol and a BNSF spokesman, the engineer and the conductor escaped out of the locomotive through the engineer’s door. The railroad employees may have been injured in the incident.
The Spence Law Firm handles all types of railroad accidents including Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), train crashes, derailments and railroad crossing accidents. We have been prosecuting railroad accident cases for decades, from coast to coast, and we work on regularly in the West in Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, Utah, and Idaho.
The laws governing railroad accident liability are very complex and most often multiple parties are responsible. Factors that often place the public in danger include: failing to install lights and gates at a crossing, failing to remove buildings, trees, and vegetation that block the motorist’s view of an oncoming train, overworking train crews, faulty railroad crossing signals, exceeding the maximum allowable speed on the railroad tracks, and insufficient maintenance of tracks and equipment.
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