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Texas Supreme Court to Hear Case on Liability for Railroad Crossing Collision

December 16, 2022

The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving a collision of a train and a car at a railroad crossing that raises questions of federal preemption as well as sufficiency of evidence.

Ladonna Sue Rigsby was killed by a train operated by Kansas City Southern Railroad Co. while she was driving across a railroad crossing. Her children sued the railroad company, alleging that its failure to correct a raised hump in the mid-point of the crossing and its failure to maintain a yield sign at the crossing were proximate causes of the accident.

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