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Thirteen Year Old Pedestrian Killed by Sunrail Commuter Train at Commonly Used Footpath Crossing

By Pottroff Law Office, P.A. |

(Sanford, Florida – May 19, 2017) A 13-year-old middle school student was tragically killed by a train hauling 62 passengers aboard two cars being pulled by a single locomotive Friday afternoon at about 5:45 P.M., EDT.  The incident occurred at a crossing between neighborhoods at a clearly well used pathway across a Central Florida… Finish Reading Thirteen Year Old Pedestrian Killed by Sunrail Commuter Train at Commonly Used Footpath Crossing

Iowa Motorist Killed When Car Hangs Up at Rural, Severely Humped BNSF Crossing

By Pottroff Law Office, P.A. |

(Danville, Iowa – May 20, 2017) A Burlington, IA motorist was killed by a BNSF freight train early Saturday morning at the dark, angular crossing of BNSF Railroad tracks and 145th Street between Danville and New London, IA.  Saturday morning’s tragedy occurred at about 3:30 A.M.  The collision occurred when her car became hung… Finish Reading Iowa Motorist Killed When Car Hangs Up at Rural, Severely Humped BNSF Crossing

Washington Mom Killed and Son Seriously Injured by Amtrak Train at Dangerous, Obscured and Unguarded BNSF Crossing

By Pottroff Law Office, P.A. |

(Camas, Washington – May 16, 2017) A 34-year-old Vancouver, WA mother was killed and her 14-year-old son hospitalized after their car was hit and crushed by a Portland-bound Amtrak passenger train. The Amtrak train was operating on BNSF railroad tracks Tuesday morning at about 10:30 A.M., PDT about three miles west of Camas, WA.… Finish Reading Washington Mom Killed and Son Seriously Injured by Amtrak Train at Dangerous, Obscured and Unguarded BNSF Crossing

Three Minnesota Teens Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian National Crossing

By Pottroff Law Office, P.A. |

(Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota – May 13, 2017) Three teenage boys were sent to an Aurora, MN hospital with undisclosed injuries after their Dodge pickup truck was struck by a Canadian National train.  The boys’ truck was travelling westbound when it was struck by the northbound train at the dangerous and unguarded Canadian National railroad… Finish Reading Three Minnesota Teens Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian National Crossing

Illinois Motorist Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded and Obscured CSX Crossing

By Pottroff Law Office, P.A. |

(Highland, Illinois – May 2, 2017) Unaware of an approaching southbound CSX freight train, an unidentified Illinois female motorist was involved in a life-threatening collision.  The victim had to be extricated from her car and rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital in nearby Highland, IL, after her four-door Suzuki sedan was crushed on the driver’s… Finish Reading Illinois Motorist Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded and Obscured CSX Crossing

Ohio Teenage Motorist Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded CSX Crossing

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(Dunkirk, Ohio – May 2, 2017) A 16-year-old Dola, OH motorist was tragically killed Tuesday afternoon at about 3:50 P.M., EDT.  The motorist was driving west on Hardin County Road 60 (Locker Road) between Dunkirk and Kenton, OH when his vehicle was struck by a southbound CSX freight train.  The collision occurred at the… Finish Reading Ohio Teenage Motorist Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded CSX Crossing

Missouri Motorist Killed by Short Line Train at Dangerous, Unguarded Crossing

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(Exeter, Missouri – April 26, 2017) A 73-year-old driver was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital in Cassville, MO Wednesday after her westbound 2015 Nissan Versa attempted to cross an unguarded Arkansas & Missouri Railroad crossing.  She was struck by a freight train at the intersection of 24047 Private Drive, just off Barry County Farm… Finish Reading Missouri Motorist Killed by Short Line Train at Dangerous, Unguarded Crossing

Waterloo Iowa Pedestrian Loses Left Leg When Hit by Canadian National Train

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(Waterloo, Iowa – April 22, 2017) A 37-year-old local woman who was walking along Canadian National (Chicago, Central & Pacific) railroad tracks lost her leg last Saturday at approximately 9:30 P.M., CDT.  The incident occurred near the crossing of East Fourth Street in Waterloo, IA.  The pedestrian laid along the tracks in agony for… Finish Reading Waterloo Iowa Pedestrian Loses Left Leg When Hit by Canadian National Train

Tennessee Motorist Injured at Non-Gated and Dangerous CSX Crossing After Approval for Gate Installation

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(Bellevue, Tennessee – April 24, 2017) The latest in a series of serious injury accidents at the non-gated CSX railroad crossing of CSX track and McCrory Lane  early Monday morning has once again ignited a firestorm of debate over why, even with authority for the installation of gates has been given, CSX has failed… Finish Reading Tennessee Motorist Injured at Non-Gated and Dangerous CSX Crossing After Approval for Gate Installation

Missouri Farmer Killed at Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

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(Keytesville, Missouri — April 20, 2017) The lack of active warning signals at a heavily used rural Missouri railroad crossing cost a 36-year-old Salisbury, MO farmer his life Thursday afternoon at about 2:30 P.M., CDT. The absence of flashing lights and gates was clearly a major factor in the tragic death of William Thomson… Finish Reading Missouri Farmer Killed at Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing