Union Pacific Must Face Suit Over Train Crossing Collision

By Y. Peter Kang (November 24, 2020, 10:48 PM EST) -- A Missouri appellate court on Tuesday revived a suit seeking to hold Union Pacific Railroad Co. liable for a train-car collision that caused a woman's permanent injuries, saying a factual dispute exists as to whether the train sounded its horn at a proper decibel level before approaching the crossing.

In a unanimous ruling, a three-judge Court of Appeals panel partially reversed a summary judgment ruling in favor of Union Pacific in a suit accusing the railroad and two employees, engineer Richard Alsbury and conductor William Woodward, of causing serious and permanent injuries suffered by motorist Krista Barnhart after a train collided...

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