Buford, GA (January 23, 2023) – One person was killed in a train crash that took place in Buford on the morning of Sunday, January 22.
According to Gwinnett County officials, the accident happened on the railroad tracks at the cross of Shadburn Ferry Road. Police confirmed that an Amtrak train was headed in the area where Waterworks Road crosses the tracks with Shadburn. All of a sudden, it collided with a passenger vehicle on the tracks due to reasons that are not yet known. The train immediately came to a stop following the collision.
Several Buford responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One person inside the passenger vehicle was badly damaged and tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Nobody else was injured in the accident.
Police confirmed that a second Amtrak train was backed up in the area due to the accident. This led to delays until the scene was cleared.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident remains ongoing. Police will update with more information as it becomes available.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this horrific accident.
Train Collisions in Georgia
Georgia has some of the highest rates of train-related accidents every year in Georgia. Between 2018 and 2021, statistics showed that approximately 277 train accidents happened in the state. Out of these accidents, a large percentage led to injuries and fatalities. Train accidents happen in the blink of an eye throughout the state, as these accidents happen quickly and at very high speeds. If you have lost someone you love in a train accident, you may wonder where you can turn. Speaking with an attorney is in your best interests at this time.
It is never easy to come to terms with the loss of a loved one whose life has been taken prematurely in a fatal train accident. It is true that no amount of money can truly replace the life of a loved one whose life has been taken in an accident. However, it can help you move forward financially as you are grieving such immense losses. You may have a wide array of questions that you are unable to answer on your own after a fatal train crash. Speaking with our Atlanta-based wrongful death attorney can help you get back on your feet during these difficult times.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in accidents over the years. You deserve to grieve your loved one while we handle the stressful aspects of your case. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages, which include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and future lost wages
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We are here for you every step of the way during these challenging times. Please contact a train accident attorney at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do for you.
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