Hannah Landers of Vandalia Missouri Suffers Significant Injuries after her SUV is Struck by a Train


AUDRAIN COUNTY, Mo. — The accident occurred on Wednesday November 22nd at approximately 5:00 a.m.

A Vandalia citizen and mother, Hannah Landers, was hospitalized after her SUV was struck by an oncoming train.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report states that Hannah Landers, 26, was northbound on County Road 577, near Highway 54 in Audrain County.

It is also reported that Landers failed to see a train at a railroad crossing and pulled into its path. The train struck the passenger side of Lander’s vehicle.

An ambulance was called to transport Landers to SSM St. Mary’s Health Center in Mexico, Missouri for the treatment of her moderate injuries.

It is also important to note the report states the railroad crossing had no crossbar, no warning signal and no bells.

The train was a ES40DC Kansas City Southern Railway Locomotive with a 35 year old engineer, Wade Gibbs, of Fairview Heights Illinois.

We wish Mrs. Landers and her family a full and speedy recovery.


The family of Hannah Landers may have a claim against the insurance company that insures the Kansas City Southern Railway Locomotive. It is common in most cases that victims can recover money for all of their medical bills, lost wages, damages and for the past, current and future pain and suffering, they have or will experience.

An experienced, serious injury and wrongful death attorney will advise the families and manage their claims against the big insurance companies. The attorney will protect their interests, so Mrs. Landers’ family can focus on her recovery. An experienced attorney with a proven track record, will also organize all of the evidence, track and organize all of the medical records and billing, and negotiate with the insurance companies on behalf of the Landers family.

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