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Crossing accidents

Train accidents at railroad crossings

North Carolina Motorist Severely Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Climax, North Carolina – February 11, 2015)

A 64-year-old Climax, NC resident narrowly escaped death but not serious injury Wednesday morning at about 10:20 A.M. when the Nissan Pathfinder SUV he was driving and the utility trailer it was hauling virtually slid into the path of a Norfolk Southern freight train as he attempted to stop at the Guilford County grade crossing of Ledbetter Road and NS railroad tracks.

Secretary of Transportation Rejects Railroad’s Request for Deadline Extension on PTC

(Washington, DC – February 11, 2015)

Semi Driver Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded and Obscured CN Crossing

(Carlisl County, Kentucky – February 11, 2015)

Metro North Train Hits SUV at Crossing, Killing Six

(Valhalla, New York – February 3, 2015)

Former Mayor of Pennsylvania City Seriously Injured at CSX Crossing by Ballast Regulator

(Monessen, Pennsylvania – January 29, 2015)

South Carolina City Finds Norfolk Southern Unreceptive to Crossing Safety Concerns

(Orangeburg, South Carolina – January 25, 2015)

CSX Proposes Indiana Rail Corridor Upgrade Increasing Train Numbers and Speed But Has No Plan for Improved Crossing Safety

(Greenwood, Indiana – January 26, 2015)

The mayors of four south central Indiana communities are up in arms over a plan by the CSX Railway to upgrade their tracks along a line between Indianapolis, IN and Louisville, KY in order to accommodate an additional 10 to 15 freight trains daily, more than triple the current 15 mph speeds to 49 mph, and ignore completely any increase in active signal protective devices for grade crossings along the rail line.

Idaho Motorist Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Chubbuck, Idaho – January 23, 2015)

The driver of a 1993 Chevrolet Blazer SUV was “thanking the good Lord” as he was consoled by family members who came to his aid after his vehicle was struck, spun around twice, and deposited in a trackside ditch by a Union Pacific train he barely saw as he attempted to cross UPRR tracks on Tyhee Road north of Chubbuck, ID last Friday afternoon at about 5:15 P.M., MST.

Kansas County Dump Truck and Union Pacific Train Collide, 3 Injured

(Benedict, Kansas – January 15, 2015)

Tennessee Pedestrian Killed, Another Seriously Injured While Crossing an Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(McDonald, Tennessee – January 5, 2015)

Two female pedestrians were struck by a train early Monday morning at about 4:15 A.M. while attempting to cross the single track main line of the Norfolk Southern Railway. The rails pass through the unincorporated community of McDonald, TN and the pedestrians were crossing them at the South McDonald Road crossing with NS rails just north of B Avenue.