Saturday night, MetroLink trains west of downtown were not running in St Louis. Metro riders were bussed between the Union Station and Grand MetroLink stops. The delay was caused when a St. Louis driver collided with the westbound train at South Ewing, west of Jefferson. Five people were seriously injured.
Some common injuries in a Missouri train accident like this are brain and spinal injuries. Some of the tell-tale symptoms of brain injury are scalp wounds, a stiff neck, nasal discharge, and loss of consciousness. Spinal injuries are no less dangerous. Some symptoms of a serious spinal injury are difficulty breathing, bowel or bladder dysfunction, and numbness in limbs or abdomen. If you have been injured recently, and you suspect a brain or spine injury, seek medical attention immediately.
When someone is injured on public transportation, the injuries incurred should be taken seriously. It’s a good thing that St Louis authorities are currently performing a detailed investigation, and surprisingly, it appears that the warning systems (guard arms, flashing lights, bells, etc.) were fully operational at the time of the crash.
An injury in a train crash can change your life and your family’s. If you or someone you love has been in a railroad or train accident in Missouri, you may have a personal injury claim and could be entitled to compensation for medical bills and financial and personal losses. Contact an experienced St. Louis personal injury lawyer at Page Law at (314) 322-8515 today for a free and comprehensive evaluation of your case.