Tennessee Train Accident Injury

Crash alert: Police identify woman fatally struck by train in Antioch

by Ponce Law | November 16th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A woman who was fatally struck by a train in Antioch last week has been identified, according to the Tennessean.

This is an update to a previous story.

Metro police said the victim was 47-year-old Katherine Taflinger of Nashville.  According to police, she was hit by a CSX freight train on Wednesday afternoon while walking on tracks near Crossings Boulevard and Mt. View Road.  Investigators said she did not respond to the train’s horn, and the incident is believed to have been an accident.

No one else was injured.

If you have been the victim of an accident involving a train, the Nashville train accident lawyers at Ponce Law may be able to help you. We have years of experience getting compensation for people who suffered injuries through no fault of their own, and we want to help you get the money you deserve. Our expert legal team is available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call us at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Crash alert: Woman on tracks in Antioch struck and killed by train

by Ponce Law | November 12th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – An investigation is underway after a woman was struck and killed by a train in Antioch, WSMV reports.

The incident happened Wednesday afternoon at about 2:10 p.m. as the woman reportedly walked on tracks in the area of Crossings Boulevard and Mount View Road.  Officials said she was hit by a CSX freight train and died of her injuries. The victim’s identity was not released.  The crew on the train was not hurt.

CSX issued a statement expressing its sympathies over the fatal incident, and said it was supporting local law enforcement in the investigation.

There are many types of train accidents, and our Nashville train accident lawyers at Ponce Law have the experience and resources to build strong claims for anyone who was hurt by a train due to another person’s or party’s negligence. When you contact us, we’ll investigate the accident, work to determine who was at fault and do everything in our power to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or fill out a free initial consultation form to get started.

Pedestrian fatally struck by freight train in Smyrna

by Ponce Law | June 30th, 2020

SMYRNA, TN – Police are investigating after a man was fatally struck by a freight train on the tracks in Smyrna over the weekend, according to a report by WGNS.

First responders were dispatched to the scene at about 9:11 p.m. Saturday on the tracks near the intersection of Sam Ridley Parkway and North Lowry Street.

The victim had been hit by a northbound CSX freight train, railroad officials said.  No members of the train crew were hurt in the accident.

CSX police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Family Blames Tennessee Train Accident on Lack of Warnings at Crossing

by Staff Blogger | December 13th, 2013

December 13, 2013

Collisions are often reported between locomotives and motor vehicles at areas where train tracks cross highways and roads. The Nashville Train Accident Lawyers with Ponce Law explain one of the most common causes of these accidents in inadequate protective barriers and warnings at railroad crossings. The family of a 23-year-old man says this was the reason for the fatal collision with a train earlier this week.

According to an article from WMCTV 5 News, the incident occurred on Wednesday at the crossing located on Shaw Chapel Road in Brownsville, Tennessee. Reports indicate a man was driving his vehicle through the crossing when he failed to yield to an oncoming CSX freight train and was struck. The impact left the motorist with serious injuries that claimed his life a short time later.

Now, the family of the victim is saying that a lack of warnings at the crossing is to blame for their loss. There are two signs are present at the location, but no crossing arms, lights, or sirens that warn motorists of oncoming trains. CSX has denied responsibility for the accident, claiming the state is responsible for such equipment.

The team of Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers with Michael D. Ponce & Associates recognizes how difficult overcoming the loss of a loved one can be and send their deepest sympathies to the family of the man who was killed.