04/21/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
New Orleans, LA — A collision involving an Amtrak train and a vehicle left a woman dead in Jefferson Parish. The fatal train accident occurred late Wednesday night, April 20, 2011 just after 10:30 p.m., in the 1000 block of Central Avenue, reported NOLA.com.
According to Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies, the female driver of a silver 2002 Toyota Camry was killed when her vehicle was struck by an Amtrak passenger train as it was on its way to New Orleans from Chicago.
The victim has not been identified.
Accident investigations showed that the car was traveling south on Central when she disregarded traffic control signals and drove around the railroad crossing guard.
The 100 passengers on board the train were not injured. The train itself sustained minimal damage.
The Jefferson Parish Amtrak accident is the second crash involving an Amtrak train in the New Orleans metropolitan area, and the third accident in the state of Louisiana, all in less than 24 hours.
On Wednesday morning, an Amtrak passenger train derailed when it hit an 18-wheeler in Slidell. The train was on its way from New Orleans to New York at the time of the crash. Five people were reportedly injured.
Later that day, an Amtrak train killed a 36-year-old Vinton woman and injured a 19-year-old male as they were walking along the tracks in Calcasieu Parish.
Investigations are ongoing.
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