Macon, GA (December 16, 2018) – According to a statement from the Macon-Bibb Coroner, two men are dead after being struck by a train around 1:00 on Saturday afternoon near the area of Arkwright Road and Arkwright Drive.
The two men were reportedly ignoring several “no trespassing” signs and walking on the train tracks. It has not yet been determined why they were engaging in such risky behavior. Corey Dale Cranmore, 28, and his brother, Bryan Cranmore, 30, are the two men who died in the accident. The train was owned by the Norfolk Southern Railroad company.
Investigators are still looking into the accident and trying to determine what would cause these two young men to act in such a careless and unsafe manner.
Train Accidents in Georgia
A train weighing hundreds of thousands of pounds and moving at an extremely high rate of speed cannot simply come to a full and complete stop in time just because it sees something on the tracks ahead. In fact, it usually takes a distance greater than the length of the train in order to come to a stop. When people chose to ignore safety signs that are there for their own caution, the devastating result can haunt a railway worker forever. Sadly, hundreds of times a year these types of deaths on train tracks occur. Some by accident and some quite deliberate. In the railroading industry, these people are called “trespassers” and they are the single most common death involved in railroading.
These types of deaths frequently leave train conductors suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder and in some cases, they are unable to return to work altogether, leaving them with no source of income all because of the negligent actions of another person. In tragic cases like this, it may be possible for the railroad worker to receive compensation for his or her psychological treatment, medications, lost wages due to missed work, and pain and suffering. If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD as the result of this or any type of accident, you need to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as you can. Here at the Nye Law Group, we have experienced attorneys who can take a look at your case and let you know how to best proceed. If you would like to take advantage of this free consultation, then please give us a call at (912) 200-5230 today.
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