Halifax NC Amtrak Collision With Tractor-Trailer Results in Multiple Injuries

On Monday afternoon, a serious accident involving an Amtrak passenger train and a tractor-trailer near Halifax, NC has resulted in multiple injuries to passengers on the train.

The accident happened at around 12:15 pm at the location where N.C. Highway 903 crosses the tracks adjacent to the intersection with U.S. 301.  Apparently, the tractor-trailer was attempting to make a left turn onto U.S. 301 from N.C. 603 but was unsuccessful and backed onto the train tracks just as the train was approaching.  The train had 212 passengers and 8 crew members.  As a result of the collision, 62 people were transported to Halifax Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The tractor-trailer was apparently hauling a building designed to house electrical equipment and was headed to New Jersey.  North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers were escorting the tractor-trailer to the Virginia line and were apparently on the scene when the accident happened.

This is a very serious accident and the tractor-trailer company would appear to be at fault for the collision.  Hopefully, the tractor-trailer company has enough insurance to cover the significant number of claims for the victims of this accident.  If you or a family member were injured in this accident and have questions about your legal rights, contact the lawyers at Hendren and Malone for a free consultation today.

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