ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND (October 13, 2017) – A 55 year old woman and a 12 year old boy were injured on Friday morning after their car was struck by a light rail train, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 10:32 am at the intersection of South Broadview Avenue and Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard. A white Toyota Camry was struck by a light rail train. Initial reports indicate the car may have been dragged a short distance by the train before becoming trapped between the train and the guardrail.
A 55 year old woman in the sedan was extricated and rushed to a nearby hospital with critical injuries. A 12 year old boy inside the car was also hospitalized with serious injuries, but is expected to survive. The accident remains under open investigation.
A cursory examination of the intersection seems to indicate that only one side of the railroad crossing is equipped with a crossing arm and lights.
“The thoughts and prayers of everyone from Lexton Law are with the those injured during this difficult time. Almost one death or injury per day occurs on the rail system in the United States. Many of these tragic deaths are avoidable, the rail system is antiquated and needs a complete overhaul to ensure the safety of pedestrians, drivers, and train passengers,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law, a personal injury law firm that deals with train accidents.
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