Elwood, KS – Injuries After Train Hits Car at 15th & Vermont St

Elwood, KS - Injuries After Train Hits Car at 15th & Vermont St

Elwood, KS (February 24, 2024) – On Wednesday afternoon, February 21, there were confirmed injuries after a train hit a motor vehicle in the Elwood area. The accident was reported near the crossing of 15th Street and Vermont Street that afternoon at around 1:03 p.m. Local reports indicated a 2008 Honda CR-V was heading southbound as it crossed a set of railroad tracks. 

The Honda was hit by an oncoming Union Pacific train. The driver of the vehicle was transported to Mosaic Life Care Medical Center in St. Joseph, MO, for treatment of sustained injuries. The driver was later identified as Robert L. Shultz of Elwood. 

A juvenile was also in the CR-V at the time of the crash. Initial reports did not reveal any information on their condition. No one on board the train was hurt in the accident. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being handled by local law enforcement officials. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Train-Vehicle Accidents in Kansas

Elwood, KS - Injuries After Train Hits Car at 15th & Vermont StIt can be very difficult to deal with the aftermath of a crash, and it is often even more devastating if your car is hit by a fully loaded train. Statistics show that there were 2,202 highway-rail grade crossing accidents reported across the United States in 2022 alone. Statistics further show that 269 people were killed and 827 were hurt in these accidents. It can be hard to pick up the pieces and pursue a recovery after a serious crash, and a trained attorney can help you during this difficult time.

You need to be sure that you are ready to pursue a claim for compensation if you or someone close to you is seriously hurt in an auto accident. A trained Elwood personal injury lawyer can help you fight for your full compensation in order to get the full compensation you are owed after a serious crash. If you are ready to get to work on your personal injury claim. Bretz Injury Law can be reached at 620-524-0038. 

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