NTSB to meet on fatal Union Pacific parade float grade-crossing accident
(Source: National Transportation Safety Board press release, October 31, 2013)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board will meet to determine the probable cause of the November 2012 fatal grade-crossing accident involving a parade float in Texas.
At about 4:35 p.m. CT, on November 15, 2012, a truck-tractor combination unit being used as a "Hunt for Heroes" parade float was struck by a Union Pacific freight train at a grade crossing in Midland, Texas. As a result of the accident, four parade float passengers were killed, and five float passengers were seriously injured. Additionally, eight float passengers and a deputy sheriff received minor injuries. The two train crewmembers, the combination unit driver, and seven other float passengers were not injured.
Event: Board Meeting
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 5 at 9:30 a.m. (ET)
Location: NTSB Board Room and Conference Center
Address: 429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
City/State: Washington, DC 20594
Participants: NTSB Board Members
Live Webcast: A link to the webcast will be available on this page shortly before the start of the meeting.
Friday, November 01, 2013