Heavy Rain Has Investigators Worried About Transportation Safety

August 4, 2013, by Michael A. DeMayo

Last week a train derailed in Newton, NC. The Newton police believe that the Norfolk Southern train derailed after rain caused the track to sink deeper into the moist soil below. Fortunately, the cars were not transporting people, but this may not be the case in the future. It is important to remember that roadways like railroads are built with certain data that rely on historical measures of soil moisture.

With the record amount of rainfall these historic predictors may not be accurate with regards to railroads and other transportation systems like highways and interstates.

If you notice something different about the roads while you’re driving, you should report any emergency concerns immediately to the proper authorities. You may be the first person to notice the change, or maybe just the first person to consider calling. The importance of notifying the proper authorities is evident. You could save someone’s life by preventing an accident like this one.

If you have been hurt in an auto accident in North Carolina which may be caused by faulty roads or transportation ways, please call the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo to see if there is something you can do. Our office number is 877-333-1000 or you can research the topic more at www.demayolaw.com.


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