Bethlehem, PA – Train Accident Involving Tractor Near Riverside DrLawPaWriter
Bethlehem, PA (February 3, 2021) – Around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, February 2, a train accident with injuries occurred in Bethlehem.
According to officials, the accident happened on the railroad tracks around the area of Riverside Drive and Union Station Plaza. Police confirmed that a Norfolk Southern freight train was traveling through the area when it struck a front-end loader operated by an employee who was working on the property.
The operator was immediately ejected from the loader due to the impact of the collision. Paramedics and numerous other responders were quickly dispatched to the scene of the accident. The operator was rushed to the hospital, though their condition is not yet known. Nobody else was injured in the accident.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Train Accidents in Pennsylvania
Trains are some of the largest modes of transportation in the state of Pennsylvania. Because of this, they are capable of causing some of the most extensive harm in the event of an accident. Being injured in a train accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. If you have been hurt in one of these accidents, you likely have a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. This is why it is important that you have the help of an attorney on your side.
Many serious injuries result from Pennsylvania train accidents every single year. Some of the most common include spinal cord injuries, TBIs, broken bones, paralysis, and more. These injuries can sometimes be so life-altering that you will be forced to spend time recovering in the hospital or away from the workplace. This can have a huge financial impact on your life as you work on your physical recovery. If you have been injured in one of these accidents, you should always be prepared to speak with a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Our Pennsylvania accident attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here to help you after you have been hurt in a collision that is not your fault. We understand how traumatic a train crash can be and offer our help and resources to you when you need them the most. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact a train accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can help you.
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