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Crossing accidents

Train accidents at railroad crossings

Two Seriously Injured in Kentucky at Notorious, Deadly, and Non-Gated Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Buechel, Kentucky – August 3, 2015)

A non-gated and clearly dangerous Norfolk Southern grade crossing in Kentucky was again the scene of a near-fatal crash Monday afternoon about 2:55 P.M.  The crossing was the site of a triple-fatality accident in March of this year and which had been approved for the addition of gates to the existing flashing lights prior to the earlier tragedy.

Ohio Teen on Bicycle Killed by Hidden, Second Norfolk Southern Train

(Huron, Ohio – July 31, 2015)

A 15-year-old boy who lived on the same Huron, OH road as a Norfolk Southern railroad crossing and just a quarter-mile away from his home was killed early Friday afternoon at about 1:30 P.M., EDT when he waited for the passage of one train and then peddled into the path of a second train.

Motorist Injured, Construction Equipment Destroyed at Dangerous, Unguarded Illinois Crossing

(Geneseo, Illinois – July 20, 2015)

Arkansas Motorist Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Bono, Arkansas – July 20, 2015)

North Dakota Man Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Bowman, North Dakota – July 17, 2015)

A local man on his way to a rural residence about six miles east of Bowman, ND was struck and killed as he attempted to drive his 2010 Dodge Caravan minivan across Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of 139th Avenue, SW about 1:40 P.M. Thursday afternoon. His northbound vehicle was struck by an eastbound BNSF freight train.

Kentucky Child Seriously Injured by CSX Train in Unfenced Area Near Overpass

(Covington, Kentucky – July 7, 2015)

A 7-year-old child lay in the intensive care unit of Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center as doctors tried to save the boy’s foot after it was run over by the wheels of a CSX freight train in the Kentucky-side Cincinnati suburb of Covington Tuesday evening about 8:27 P.M.

Michigan Motorist Collides with CSX Train at Dangerous, Unguarded Crossing

(Clarksville, Michigan – July 6, 2015)

In the pre-dawn darkness of Monday morning, a motorist attempting to drive his minivan across CSX railroad tracks at the dangerous and unguarded intersection of Darby Road just outside of Clarksville, MI collided with one of the tank cars seemingly lacking any reflective striping.  Post-accident news media pictured a string of unmarked oil tank cars stopped on the unguarded crossing.

Beloved Arkansas Grandmother and Community Leader Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Portland, Arkansas – July 3, 2015)

A well-known and long-time resident died just a few minutes before noon Friday morning as she drove her 2009 Toyota westbound across a dangerous and unguarded Union Pacific Railroad crossing on Ashley County, AR Road 53 (Gay Lane) and was struck and killed by a UPRR freight train.

Kansas Truck Driver and Passenger Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Chetopa, Kansas – July 1, 2015)

A second railroad-owned truck was struck at an unguarded road/rail intersection near the Labette County, KS community of Chetopa on Wednesday, July 1.  This collision occurred barely more than a week after the driver of a dump truck owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe was seriously injured in a collision with a Norfolk Southern freight train at the dangerous and unguarded railroad grade crossing of Pigg Lane in Orrick, MO on Tuesday, June 23,

Illinois Parents and Infant Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded KCS Crossing

(Hillview, Illinois -- June 29, 2015)

Three individuals, all occupants of a 1996 Ford Explorer, were airlifted to Springfield, IL and St. Louis, MO hospitals for treatment of serious injuries after their vehicle was struck by a Kansas City Southern train at the dangerous and unguarded grade crossing of Greene County Road 400 E (River Road) near Hillview, IL Monday afternoon at about 4:20 P.M., CDT.