Train Crash Involving 25 Deaths Believed to be Result of Engineer Text Messaging

It has been found that the engineer of a deadly train crash, that led to the wrongful deaths of 25 people and causing personal injuries to 130 more, was text messaging while on duty and is believed to have been text messaging at the time of the crash. Reports show that he never even hit the brakes before crashing into a freight train. After these findings, a temporary order was entered banning engineers from text messaging while on duty, in an effort to reduce these kinds of unnecessary and preventable accidents that lead to wrongful deaths and personal injuries. Another issue that is being investigated in the crash is whether the engineer’s back to back shifts could have also been a factor in the crash. There is no word yet on whether wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits will be filed against the company by the victims and the victims’ families. For the full story click here.

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