Home Video May Hold Clue in Fatal Train Derailment Case
As the investigation into the July 4 train derailment and subsequent bridge collapse that killed a Glenview couple continues, Union Pacific officials change their initial statement regarding rail inspections.
Three weeks after the train derailment and bridge collapse that killed Glenview couple Burton and Zorine Lindner, details from a home video may provide clues regarding Union Pacific’s actions before the accident, FOX news reports. (Watch the video here).
For a look at ongoing developments and links to Patch's coverage of the derailment/bridge collapse and investigation thus far, click here.
According to a Tribune report, there have been several discrepancies with Union Pacific’s timeline account of rail inspections leading up the incident. This includes retraction of a statement from railroad officials that the tracks had been checked for heat-related expansion just hours before the derailment and bridge collapse.
While heat-related track buckling is the suspected cause, according to rail officials, Lindner family attorneys are claiming negligence and a failure to properly maintain and inspect its tracks, the Tribune story said.
For the full story, including more details from Union Pacific on protocol and inspections prior to the accident, click here.