Amtrak train collision killed 4 in South Carolina

Legal news for South Carolina train accident attorneys. A train hit a car near the South Carolina-Georgia state line.

South Carolina train accident lawyers alert-An Amtrak train and a car crashed in South Carolina.

Beaufort, SC—An Amtrak train slammed into a vehicle and killed the four occupants in Hardeeville, South Carolina. The fatal crash happened on Monday night, November 16, 2009 near the South Carolina-Georgia state line around 9:00 p.m., as reported by CNN.

Police officials believed the car attempted to beat the southbound train across the tracks by going around the gate arms, when the vehicle was hit. The car became stuck to the front of the train, and was pushed for nearly a mile down the train tracks before it came to a stop. The four occupants of the car, which included a 12-year-old, were killed in the wreck. The Hardeville Fire Department responded to the crash, and was not able to remove the wrecked car from the front of the train until around midnight. The identities of the victims have not bee released at this time. The train was coming from Charleston, South Carolina and was en route to Savannah, Georgia when the fatal collision occurred. No one was injured on board of the Amtrak train; they were transferred to a bus that took them to the Amtrak station in Savannah. Police officials are investigating the fatal crash.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for South Carolina train accident lawyers.