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May 26, 2024

Bossier Parish, LA – One Injured When Train Crashes into Truck Near Barksdale Blvd

May 26, 2024

Bossier Parish, LA (September 13, 2021) – A person, although injured, is fortunate to be alive after their pick-up truck was struck by a train on Friday, September 10th.

The accident took place at about 7:00 a.m., at the railway crossing located at the Pecan Valley Estates Mobile Home Park near Barksdale Boulevard. The collision was initiated inside Bossier City limits but the pick-up truck was actually pushed by the train for a quarter-mile until it was outside of the city limits.

Bossier City Police, Bossier Sheriff’s Deputies, and Louisiana State Police were all on the scene.

The driver of the truck sustained injuries believed to be non-life-threatening and was transported to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport for treatment.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Railroad Accidents in Bossier Parish

Bossier Parish, LA - One Injured When Train Crashes into Truck Near Barksdale Blvd

Train crossing accidents can originate from multiple possible causes, like faulty crossing signals with no gates, no lights, and overgrown bushes, which all make an oncoming train hard to see. It is important to document the scene of the crash before the railroad company has an opportunity to clear the scene. It is up to them to ensure that the warning devices are clearly visible and in good working order. 

Incidents that happen at railroad crossings have the highest total, somewhere between 300 and 400, of all annual railroad fatalities. For every single train crossing accident, someone is responsible, including the people tasked with track preservation, crossing signal maintenance, and the upkeep of roadways leading to the tracks. 

In rural areas, a train neglecting to sound its horn could result in an accident, particularly at crossings with no gate. A lot of railroad crossings only have crossbucks or lights. Obstructed sightlines make the train or the crossing itself hard to see. In some instances, private crossings are upheld by a property owner instead of the railroad company.

Bossier Parish Personal Injury Attorneys

Our personal injury attorneys in Bossier Parish have what it takes to get our clients the maximum amount of financial compensation allowed by law. 

The caring Bossier Parish personal injury lawyers at Smiley Law Firm have several decades of experience in helping their clients hold negligent people responsible for their actions. Our attorneys are ready to guide you through this complex legal process and always provide effective and up-to-date legal guidance. 

If you sustained an injury during any kind of accident, contact our Bossier Parish personal injury attorneys at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222. Schedule a free case examination with a member of our legal team of accident attorneys in Louisiana as soon as possible.

Note: These posts are constructed with the use of secondary sources. These sources include but are not limited to local and state news stories, local and state police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about injury accidents that take place in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. We did not independently verify the fact surrounding this accident. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact our firm and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will also remove this post upon request.

Disclaimer: These posts are created to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in Louisiana. We hope that by casting light on serious accidents like this one, other drivers will take heed, and avoid being seriously injured in a similar accident. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information contained in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.

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