Oklahoma Train Accident Leaves Three Dead

by Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys

A Tulsa Train Accident that occurred this past Sunday morning has left three men dead. According to a report from Time, the accident happened on a stretch of track that runs parallel with US 54, about 300 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.

Officials state that the accident occurred when an eastbound train carrying 108 cars from Los Angeles to Chicago collided head-on with a westbound train pulling 80 cars. A long-haul trucker who witnessed the accident stated that the eastbound train was going roughly 70 miles per hour just before the collision, and that neither train attempted to signal each other prior to the accident.

The Oklahoma train accident caused a powerful explosion, resulting in a fire that burned for days. Rescue crews were just able to get close enough to the wreckage today to recover the bodies of the three men who were killed. A fourth man, who jumped from the train just seconds before the crash, escaped uninjured.

An investigation into the accident, conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board, has already determined that one of the trains failed to take a side track and yield right of way to the other train. There was also no malfunction discovered with the equipment that was directing the trains.

The Tulsa Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Personal Injury Lawyers would like to send their deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of the three victims of this tragic accident.