2 Occupants Escape After Driving Onto Railroad Track
2 Occupants Escape After Driving Onto Railroad Track

A driver and his passenger escaped injury in an early morning crash in December after they drove onto a railroad track in Hesperia. According to the Hesperia Sheriff’s station, the driver of a 1993 Toyota Camry failed to stop at a stop sign and ended up on the railroad tracks along Santa Fe Avenue and Lime Street.

The driver and his passenger escaped the vehicle before it was struck by an oncoming 8,000-foot BNSF train. The train dragged the Camry a quarter mile before it came to a stop. The train remained stopped until authorities were able to remove the vehicle. It is not clear whether the driver faces any charges for the crash.

Drive Carefully to Avoid a Railroad Track Collision

Last year, there were more than 2,000 train collisions in the U.S., resulting in 244 deaths. Motorists need to pay close attention any time they are driving near a railroad track, as trains usually travel at very high speeds and can take a mile or more to come to a complete stop.

“There’s no contest between a two-ton vehicle and an 80-ton train barreling down a track. Drivers should never make light of driving near a railroad track,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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