California train accident – Freight train slams into car in Anaheim; 2 seriously injured

Legal news for California train accident attorneys. Two people are seriously injured in a train and car collision.

California train accident lawyers alerts- A collision between a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway freight train and a BMW seriously injured two people.

Anaheim, CA—Two men were critically injured after a freight train hit their BMW, as they allegedly tried to outrun the train. The accident occurred on Tuesday morning, January 5, 2010 around 7:25 a.m., near Rose Drive and Orangethrope Avenue, as reported by SignOn San Diego.

Officials reported that a 3,700-ton Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway freight train was traveling eastbound at around 45 to 50 mph, when a black BMW tried to cross the tracks, and was subsequently hit. The BMW was reportedly headed east when it turned into the path of the train. The freight train was hauling 56 cars with four engines when it forcefully slammed into the car. The driver, a 27-year-old Placentia man, and his 37-year-old passenger were seriously injured in the collision. They were transported to an area hospital by responding emergency medical services (EMS) teams for treatment of their injuries. Police officials believe the driver of the BMW was trying to beat the train, because they were apparently trying to get the airport in a hurry. The two occupants of the car were related, although their relationship hasn’t been disclosed. Their identities are also currently being withheld until their family has been notified of the accident. A full investigation is currently underway.

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