November 20, 2012
Tim Fischer photo

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo authorities respond to an accident involving a trailer carrying wounded veterans that was struck by a train during a parade in Midland, Texas. 50-year-old Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was driving the parade float that investigators say edged across a railroad crossing in Texas despite warning signals of a fast approaching train, the man’s attorney said Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Four veterans and sixteen people were injured in the resulting collision.

James Durbin photo

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo, a flatbed truck carries wounded veterans and their families during a parade before it was struck by a train in Midland, Texas. A 50-year-old Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was driving the parade float that investigators say edged across a railroad crossing in Texas despite warning signals of a fast approaching train, the man’s attorney said Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Four veterans and sixteen people were injured in the resulting collision.

Juan Llorca photo

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2012 file photo, Mark Thomas and his son Samuel deposit flowers at the site where a trailer that was carrying wounded veterans in a parade was struck by a train, in Midland, Texas. A 50-year-old Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was driving the parade float that investigators say edged across a railroad crossing in Texas despite warning signals of a fast approaching train, the man’s attorney said Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Four veterans and sixteen people were injured in the resulting collision.