Saturday, July 30, 2011

Trucking company in Amtrak train crash countersues Amtrak, Union Pacific

John Davis Trucking Company, facing five lawsuits after one of its drivers slammed into an Amtrak train last month, killing six, has countersued Amtrak and Union Pacific, claiming the rail companies failed to maintain a safe railroad crossing at the site of the fiery crash.
In court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Reno on Friday, Steve Jaffee, the Las Vegas-based lawyer for the Battle Mountain trucking company, said the railroad companies did not adequately warn drivers of on-coming trains.
... The Amtrak passenger train, with more than 200 people on board, was heading west on June 24 when Valli’s truck crashed though the guardrails and into one of the cars. Continued

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