Railroad Company Suing Truck Driver In Rosedale Explosion

CSX, the railroad company involved in a collision with a truck in Rosedale, Maryland, announced it is suing the driver of the truck that was involved in the accident.

According to WJZ, the railroad company states that the driver was at-fault and should have looked both ways before attempting to cross the tracks.

CSX is suing John Alban Jr. and his trucking company, Alban Waste, for damages to the track and other equipment, which is estimated at more than half a million dollars.

“Alban Waste knew or should have known that Alban was unfit or incompetent to drive and operate its trucks in a reasonable and safe manner,” CSX lawyers stated.

According to WJZ, the crossing did not have lights or gates.  Federal investigators noted that signs found near the crossing were either faded or improperly placed.

The NTSB’s investigation into the incident is still ongoing and the agency has yet to determine who or what was responsible for the crash.