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Crossing accidents

Train accidents at railroad crossings

Indiana Motorist Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Leesburg, Indiana – January 9, 2015)

An Indiana woman suffered serious injuries last Friday afternoon at about 4:30 P.M., EST when her vehicle was smashed by a Norfolk Southern freight train as she attempted to cross NS tracks that intersect with Kosciusko County Road 600 North, a crossing which can be described as both unguarded as well as dangerous.

California Motorist Killed When Union Pacific Crossing Protection System Fails

(Gilroy, California – January 9, 2015)

A 54-year-old local resident was killed last Friday afternoon at about 12:58 P.M., PST when active grade crossing protective systems at the intersection of Masten Road and Union Pacific Railroad tracks failed to operate properly, leading victim Donald Williams and his 2008 Toyota Tacoma into the deadly path of a large track-mounted maintenance of way equipment known as a laser spiker.

Larimore, ND Residents Blame Complacency and Inaction by Railroad for Fatal School Bus-Train Tragedy

(Larimore, North Dakota – January 13, 2015)

New Mexico Pedestrian Seriously Injured by Amtrak Train

(Albuquerque, New Mexico – December 19, 2014)

An as-yet unidentified adult female was struck and seriously injured by Amtrak’s Los Angeles-bound “Southwest Chief” with 211 passengers on board late Friday afternoon about 4:39 P.M., MST at Albuquerque’s Alvarado Transportation Center.

Texas A&M Student Hit by Union Pacific Train Along Campus Rail Corridor

(College Station, Texas – December 17, 2014)

North Dakota Bobcat Operator Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Mandan, North Dakota – December 13, 2014)

The operator of a Bobcat end loader was killed Saturday afternoon at about 1:40 P.M., CST when his machine was struck by a 121-car BNSF coal train being pulled by three locomotives. The operator was working on a dangerous and unguarded dirt railroad crossing on a privatized portion of Morton County Highway 83, about 10 miles southwest of Mandan, ND.

Pennsylvania Driver with Two Children Passengers Severely Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Roscoe, Pennsylvania – December 10, 2014)

A 25-year-old man with two children in the car was severely injured Wednesday night at about 8:00 P.M., EST, when he collided with a Norfolk Southern freight train at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of Vesta Street in Roscoe, PA.

Idaho Motorist Killed at Dangerous, Deadly, and Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Shelley, Idaho – December 10, 2014)

The dangerous, deadly and unguarded crossing which was the site of one of the most horrible train/highway vehicle accidents in Idaho history caused another fatality last Wednesday morning at about 10:11 A.M., MST, when an 18-year-old Shelley, ID driver became the fifth fatality to occur at the crossing of Union Pacific Railroad tracks and Road 1450 North just east of Shelley.

Oklahoma Driver Injured, Passenger Dies Four Days After Crash at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Afton, Oklahoma – December 9, 2014)

A 16-year-old Afton, OK boy who was a passenger in a pickup truck when it was struck by a BNSF Railway freight train at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of Ottawa County, OK Road 210 and BNSF railroad tracks northeast of Afton Friday at about 4:55 P.M., CST died Tuesday afternoon at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO.