Train Collides with… House?
It was an accident that no one could have expected. A train derailed on Thursday in Atlanta, and a car from the train was sent careening into a nearby home, destroying it and leaving its occupants trapped inside.
According to reports, a man was asleep in his bedroom at around 3:00 a.m. It was then that the man was startled awake by a large rumble and discovered that a train had crashed into his home. Luckily, the man sustained only minor injuries. Witnesses say that the man is fortunate to have escaped with his life.
A total of fourteen cars on the train were involved in the accident. The train was on its way from Georgia to Cincinnati, Ohio, according to a CSX spokesperson. Nine of the cars were totally off the tracks, and five more had partially come off. Officials with the train company were on the scene of the accident trying to determine what had happened.
The train was not carrying any toxic materials, meaning the neighborhood did not have to be evacuated. Instead, the cars were loaded with dirt, rocks and sand. Only 68 of the 191 railcars were loaded at the time of the accident.
If you have been injured in some type of accident in DeKalb County, you may be entitled to compensation if that accident was due to someone’s error or negligence. Reach out to our team today for more information about your legal rights.