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Attorney’s Representing Four Victims of Midland Veterans Day Parade Tragedy Get Agreement to Inspect UPRR Equipment

By December 8, 2012 No Comments

(Midland, Texas – December 6, 2012)

Attorneys representing four victims, two wounded veterans and their two spouses, of the November 15 Midland, TX tragedy where a Union Pacific freight train struck a flatbed semi-trailer truck being used as a float and hauling wounded servicemen and their wives in an annual parade, reached an inspection agreement Thursday with defendants Union Pacific Railroad and Smith Industries to inspect items involved in the accident, including the locomotive, semi-trailer truck, signals and track circuitry.

Kevin Glasheen, of the Lubbock, TX firm of Glasheen, Valles and Inderman, and who is teamed with Manhattan, KS attorney Bob Pottroff in the lawsuit naming both UP and Smith Industries as defendants in the accident that killed four wounded veterans and injured 16 more participants, announced the reaching of the agreement..

Glasheen said that both parties “have been cooperative. We have reached an agreement to get what we need.”

Although a date for inspection of the tractor/trailer was not specified, the attorneys will inspect the UPRR tracks and signals on December 17 and the locomotive the following day.