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Crash with Union Pacific Train Injures 2 near Lodi

San Joaquin County, CA – A distressing incident unfolded near Lodi, where two individuals sustained major injuries after their vehicle collided with a moving train, as reported by CBS13. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident occurred shortly before 12:30 PM on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, when the vehicle bypassed the closed arms of a railroad crossing, resulting in the collision with the passing train.

The circumstances leading to the decision to drive through the closed arms remain unknown, leaving authorities puzzled about the cause of the accident. Both the driver and passenger of the vehicle were left with significant injuries, while fortunately, no injuries were reported among the train’s passengers or crew.

Union Pacific, the operator of the train involved in the incident, confirmed the details of the collision. As officers continue their investigation into the incident, they are working diligently to uncover more information and determine the factors contributing to this unfortunate event.

Personal Injury Claims

Readers should bear in mind that any suggestion of liability made by news outlets regarding an accident like the one above may turn out to have been based on incomplete evidence. Further investigations may change the picture of events, and all parties are considered innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Establishing fault in a collision can depend on various factors, and the state of California allows for partial liability to be allocated to multiple parties. Helping to determine legal liability is one of the ways that a personal injury attorney can help victims as they are recovering from a traffic accident.

Should it be determined that another party holds even partial responsibility for their injuries, victims may be eligible to file a personal injury claim with the insurance provider of those at fault. A personal injury claim can provide compensation to help cover hospital fees, burial costs, and the loss of income due to time taken off work for recovery.

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