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February 24, 2024

New Orleans, LA – One Killed When Amtrack Train Hits Car Near Carrollton Ave

February 24, 2024

New Orleans, LA (August 02, 2021) – A woman was killed on the morning of Monday, August 2nd when an Amtrak train collided with her car.

An official report from the New Orleans Police Department states that the crash took place at about 1:15 a.m. near the westbound side of Interstate 10 and South Carrollton Avenue.

Officers say that the woman was driving eastbound along Interstate 10 when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, the victim was struck by the train causing her to be thrown from her car. 

Passengers remained on the train hours after the incident. 

No one else was reported to be injured.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Train Accidents in New Orleans

8.02 New Orleans, LA - One Killed When Amtrack Train Hits Car Near Carrollton Ave

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. 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. 

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. 

The caring New Orleans wrongful death attorneys 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. 

Our personal injury attorneys in New Orleans do what it takes to get our clients the maximum amount of financial compensation allowed by law. If you sustained an injury during any kind of accident, contact our New Orleans personal injury law firm 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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