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Amtrak Train Carrying Over 200 Passengers Derails after Collision with Dump Truck in Missouri

(Mendon, Missouri – June 27, 2022)

A recent collision between an Amtrak train carrying 243 passengers and a dump truck in Mendon, Missouri, caused the train to derail. As the train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago, the train hit the truck around 1:42 p.m. just 100 miles northeast of Kansas City. It is believed that there are “early reports of injuries” from the incident but Amtrak said further details would be provided “as available.”

Passengers evacuated the train after it was overturned along the side of the tracks. One of the passengers posted photos on Twitter which showed tires near the tracks. The reports of the accident come only a day after the Amtrak crash in California which killed three. Local authorities are still investigating the collision.

Pottroff & Karlin has successfully handled passenger claims for prior train derailments. We stand ready and able to provide critical answers to the innocent passengers injured in this tragedy. If you or your loved one is involved in this Amtrak derailment near Kansas City, Missouri, it is important that you contact an attorney who knows the technical details of railroad litigation. The lawyers of Pottroff & Karlin have devoted themselves solely to railroad safety, are licensed to practice in Missouri, and are eager to help you with your problems. Our attorneys not only seek all the compensation you are entitled to, but after every derailment, we strive to force the railroads to increase safety and ensure that this tragedy does not happen to any other families.

If you have been involved in this derailment, please call us today at (785) 539-4656, send us an email at contact@pottroff.com, or fill out the form below for a free case evaluation. Contact us and we will discuss your options openly and honestly.