Argentinian Train Crash - Personal Injury Legal Blogs Posted by Michael Murt Shea, Jr. - Lawyers.com

On Wednesday February 22, there was
a terrible train crash in Argentina.  At least 49 people have been killed
and hundreds of people have been injured.  The morning train was full of
rush-hour commuters and the train crashed head-on into a barrier at a station
in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The train should have stopped before it came
close to the barrier, and a video of the crash even shows people waiting on the
train station platform as the train passes them and the camera.  The crash
caused the train’s second station to be pushed 6 meters into the first
section.  Horrifying videos show rescuers pulling windows of the twisted
train open to get passengers and carry bloody passengers onto stretchers to
safety.    

 

The injury count is at 600 and
family members have flooded into hospitals to locate their loved ones. 
This crash will be investigated as it is one of the nation’s worst in
decades.  GPS data, security camera footage, and audio recordings from the
driver’s cabin can all be looked at.  The train had stopped 14 times that
morning prior to not stopping at this station and subsequently crashing.

 

Read more: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/22/at-least-40-killed-550-injured-in-argentina-train-crash/?hpt=hp_t3

 

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individuals and their families in cases involving catastrophic injuries
including wrongful
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seriously injured and their families in both state and federal
courts.   To learn more, visit us at www.Shea-Shea.com or telephone
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