UPDATE: NBC News affiliate KSHB has reported that the pregnant woman critically injured in a Levasy, Missouri train crash has given birth.
You can read my initial report of this story here.
LEVASY, Mo. – A then-pregnant woman and her newborn were recovering Sunday night after the woman was seriously injured Saturday afternoon in a railroad crossing accident.
Authorities say the woman was already near the end of her pregnancy, and doctors were able to successfully deliver the baby Saturday night.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s office says a second person was also injured in the accident, though the extent of the second person’s injuries was not immediately known.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to this new mother and her infant as well as the second person injured in this crash. Let’s pray they both receive a speedy recovery.
Railroad companies should be held accountable for dangerous railroad crossings that injure and kill. Is there a different set of rules for railroad companies than for everyone else? Railroad companies need to stop putting profits in front safety.
Brett Emison is currently a partner at Langdon & Emison, a firm dedicated to helping injured victims across the country from their primary office near Kansas City. Mainly focusing on catastrophic injury and death cases as well as complex mass tort and dangerous drug cases, Mr. Emison often deals with automotive defects, automobile crashes, railroad crossing accidents (train accidents), trucking accidents, dangerous and defective drugs, defective medical devices.