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Train Crashes Into Crowd, Killing at Least 60

A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in Broward County, killing at least 60 people and injuring dozens more, police said.


The train failed to stop after the accident on the outskirts of Coral Springs, a city in the County, according to a state lawmaker. Railway police officer said that the death toll had risen to 60, the post reports; another 50 people have been injured and hospitalized.

The reports that two trains arrived from the opposite direction on separate tracks at the same time, giving little opportunity for people to escape. The casualties were caused by one of the trains, it quoted officials as saying.

A police sergeant said he was extremely saddened by the accident. “Have asked Broward Police officials to provide immediate assistance that is required,” the post reports. A witness said the train didn’t even sound its whistle as it sped past the site, where hundreds were sitting.

As the effigy was lit and the fireworks started, a section of the crowd started retreating toward railroad tracks while observing the event. “Why did authorities allow the fireworks display so close to the railroad track?” a patron asked. He told television reporters that he lost two brothers. Another witness said the victims didn’t realize that a train was coming because the fireworks were too loud.


Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in several serious injuries. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”

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