May 15, 2012 – Pennsylvania is known for having many railroad crossings. It is important to remember that you should stop, look and listen BEFORE crossing any railroad tracks. Also, it is important to remember that the operators of trains have duties as well which they need to follow or they may be responsible for any injuries which may have been caused. Yesterday, May 14, 2012, a person was killed in an accident after a car in which she was a passenger was hit by a train at a railroad crossing.
According to news report, a Milton girl was killed Monday afternoon when the car she was riding in collided with the locomotive of a southbound North Shore freight train in a driving rainstorm at the Center Street railroad crossing. Maxine Eschbach was killed in the crash. The car, driven by a 16-year-old girl whose name was not released by police, was traveling west on Center Street at about 4:30 p.m. when it was hit by the train. Eschbach was wearing a seat belt
The driver of the car was taken to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, where she was listed in serious, but stable condition Monday evening.
According to police, after the impact, the train engineer tried to brake, but the car was pushed about two blocks, before it became dislodged from the engine, just south of Mahoning Street.
A car accident that results in injuries can occur when you least expect it. That is why the Pennsylvania injury lawyers at Schmidt Kramer suggest calling the authorities and an attorney if another driver causes a crash and you or a loved one sustain injuries as a result. In the event that you would like to pursue a damages claim, contact our car accident lawyers today for your free consultation.
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