LaGrange, GA – Train Crash Involving Truck Injures John Jordan Near Douglas St
Last updated Tuesday, March 14th, 2023
LaGrange, GA (March 13, 2023) – Injuries were reported in a train accident involving a tractor-trailer driver that took place in LaGrange on Monday morning, March 13.
According to LaGrange Police Department officials, the accident happened around 5:37 a.m. on the railroad tracks at Douglas Street. Police confirmed that a tractor-trailer driver was traveling in the area when he came to a stop on the railroad tracks in the area due to reasons that are not entirely known. A train approached the area and collided with the truck when it was unable to come to a stop.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the truck was allegedly unable to escape the truck until the train hit. He was injured in the accident and taken to WellStar West Georgia Medical Center for treatment. He has since been identified as 51-year-old John Jordan. Nobody on the train complained of injuries caused by the accident.
A portion of the area was blocked off for some time. The truck sustained severe damage, and pieces had to be removed from the scene, causing delays.
No further details have been released, but the investigation into the accident continues.
We want to take a moment to offer our warmest sympathies to the party injured in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery.
Train Accidents in Georgia
Though train accidents are not the most common types of accidents that happen in Georgia, they still continue to take place on some level every year within the state. Georgia is actually one of the worst states for train-related accidents, with more of these collisions happening than in other states throughout the U.S. The Georgia Department of Transportation estimated that between the years 2018 to 2020, approximately 22 people were killed in train accidents in Georgia, and 63 people sustained serious injuries. If you or someone you know has been affected by a serious train accident, you should speak with an attorney who has handled these claims in the past.
Train-related collisions happen due to many reasons, forever altering lives. Because of the force of these accidents, they tend to lead to catastrophic injuries and damages within seconds. Some of the most severe injuries that stem from train collisions include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
These injuries can range anywhere from minor to severe. No matter what injuries occur in a train crash, they tend to have a huge impact on your life. If you have been hurt in a collision, speaking with a skilled LaGrange personal injury lawyer is in your best interests.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have diligently assisted those who have been hurt in train accidents over the years. Having the help of an attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected and that you do not have to feel stressed and alone as you heal. We will stop at nothing to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact a train accident attorney in LaGrange at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do for you at this time.
Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident; therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post if requested.
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