Emergency crews shut down a section of Wade Road near I-10 in Baytown due to a train derailment.

Eight freight train cars have derailed and one of the cars contains sulfuric acid.  No leaks have been found so far in the investigation and inspection.  The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

A derailment is a railway accident that occurs when a train leaves the rails.  A derailment can cause property damage, injury, and even death.

The main causes of a derailment are broken or misaligned rails, excessive speed, problems with train and its wheels, obstructions on tracks, or derailing as a result of a collision between trains.  Rerailing a train after derailment is not an easy job.

If you have been injured while working for the railroad, you should consider hiring a TrainAccident Attorney or FELA Lawyer.  Please contact our firm, Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., Accident & Injury Lawyers  the firm with over 100 years of combined experience handling federal personal injury cases.  We get serious results and are available to provide a free consultation for your railroad injury lawsuit over email at [email protected] or at (713) 364-0723.