3 Aug 2023

By NY Local Accidents

In Accident News

Queens, NY (August 3, 2023) – Several individuals were injured in a serious train accident involving a derailment in Queens on Thursday morning, August 3.

According to FDNY, the incident took place around 11 a.m. in the Jamaica section of Queens. Police confirmed that a LIRR train was departing Grand Central Station on its way to Hempstead when it derailed around the area of 175th Street and 95th Avenue. Passengers on the train said that it felt as if the train was losing control and bounced multiple people around inside.

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. A total of 13 people sustained injuries in the accident. Nine people sustained minor injuries, while four others sustained more severe injuries. They were hospitalized but their current conditions are not yet known.

The railroad was closed down for the rest of the day in the area. Police claim that all of the passengers left on the train were taken to a local station after the accident by a rescue train.

No further details have been released regarding the circumstances leading up to the derailment but the investigation into the accident continues.

We want to take a moment to offer our warmest prayers and sympathies to the parties who have sustained injuries in this accident.

Train Accidents in New York 

Every single day in New York, it is estimated that 6 million riders use subways and trains within the state. Though most of the accidents we hear about that lead to injuries and fatalities involve pedestrians, they can also involve train passengers. This is especially true when derailments occur, which can happen due to a wide array of reasons. Because trains are such large modes of transportation, these accidents are sometimes capable of causing catastrophic damages. After a train collision, you may wonder where you can turn.

Each year, it is estimated that more than 1,000 derailments occur in the U.S. The consequences from these accidents can be severe injuries or even death in some of the worst cases. Handling a claim on your own can seem impossible, which is why speaking with an attorney is in your best interests after a collision. An attorney can help you with some of the following aspects:

  • Give you advice and knowledge concerning New York state laws
  • Work alongside you to get the best results from the insurance company
  • Help you calculate how much you can get from settlement or trial

It can be disastrous and concerning to face a train accident caused by a derailment or any other reason. It is crucial that you speak with a Queens train accident lawyer soon after your collision.

At The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C., our attorneys are here to help you and your family move forward after a train accident. No two accident claims are the same, which is why you should never go without assistance from an attorney. A claim can be entirely complex, especially if you are not familiar with laws in New York concerning train accidents. We are here to help you become compensated for a wide array of financial damages. Please contact a train accident attorney in Queens at (718) 606-4099 for more information on how we can assist you.

Notes: When writing these accident news pieces, our writers rely on secondary sources. These sources are comprised of police and fire accident reports, news reports, and newspaper articles, as well as first-person testimonies from accident witnesses. Because of this, our team at The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C. has not independently validated the information regarding this accident. Please get in touch with our company to have any inaccurate information corrected right away. Please let us know if you want the post to be taken down from our website, and we will do our best to comply.

Disclaimers: In order to prevent being engaged in a tragic accident, we wish to encourage the people in our neighborhood to drive slowly and with caution. This news article is not meant to be a solicitation for business. Any information offered shouldn’t be regarded as professional medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post wasn’t taken at the location of the collision.