BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI (March 7, 2017) – Four people were killed and 40 people were injured when a train struck a charter bus on Main Street on Tuesday afternoon, according to a local news source. (map)
A charter bus registered to Echo Transportation heading from Austin, Texas to a Biloxi casino became stuck on the tracks at the Main Street crossing on Tuesday afternoon. The crossing, which is on an embankment, left the bus stuck for almost five minutes before it was struck by a CSX train heading to Alabama from New Orleans.
Four people were killed in the accident, and 40 others sustained injuries. Seven people were reportedly in critical condition, and several people were airlifted from the scene. The bus was carrying 48 passengers and a driver, and two people were trapped inside the wreckage of the bus and had to be extricated.
The intersection has seen its fair share of accidents. In the last 40 years there have been 16 accidents at the crossing, which many say is steep and can present problems for larger vehicles just like the bus. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.