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Motor vehicles

Collisions between trains and cars, motorcycles, vans, and the like.

California Driver Injured by Amtrak Train at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Guadalupe, California – October 6, 2014)

An agricultural contractor, attempting to cross Union Pacific Railroad tracks at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of a farm access road leading to a Guadalupe, CA-area celery field miraculously suffered non-life threatening injuries when his pickup truck was split in half by a northbound Amtrak passenger train traveling at 60 mph with 250 passengers on board Monday afternoon at about 3:02 P.M., PDT.

Texas Motorist Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Iola, Texas – October 1, 2014)

The lack of any form of active crossing protective devices at a railroad crossing in the small east central Texas of Iola had plenty to do with an accident which brought injury to a local female motorist Wednesday when she tried to cross BNSF railroad tracks at the dangerous, unguarded, and elevated crossing of Grimes County Road 122.

Louisiana Driver Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Kansas City Southern Crossing

(Colfax, Louisiana – October 1, 2014)

The lack of any active crossing warning system was once again a factor as a 66-year-old Louisiana motorist lost his life at the dangerous and unguarded Kansas City Southern Grant Parish railroad crossing on the southern edge of Colfax, LA Wednesday afternoon at about 3:24 P.M., CDT.

Louisiana Motorist Seriously Injured at Notorious, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Cade, Louisiana – September 29, 2014)

Florida Driver Killed, Passengers Escape Pickup Caught in Traffic at Amtrak Crossing

 (Longwood, Florida – September 20, 2014)

A 28-year-old man was killed by Amtrak’s “Silver Meteor” when he was unable to follow passengers believed to be his wife and daughter in escaping from a pickup truck which became caught up in highway traffic at the intersection of Florida State Road 434 and CFCR (Central Florida Community Rail Transit) railroad tracks in downtown Longwood, FL at about 2:25 P.M., EDT Saturday afternoon.

Tennessee Motorcyclist Killed at Non-Gated Crossing

(Nashville, Tennessee – September 23, 2014)

A 50-year-old motorcycle driver from Adamsville, TN was killed at the non-gated crossing of Tennessee Highway 70/Lebanon Pike/Hermitage Avenue and Nashville & Eastern Railroad tracks just southeast of downtown Nashville, TN at about 11:45 A.M. Tuesday morning when he tried to stop for a single locomotive, laid his cycle down, and slid into the oncoming locomotive.

Illinois Woman Killed at Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Taylorville, Illinois – September 21, 2014)

A 66-year-old Taylorville, IL woman was killed early Sunday morning at about 2:00 A.M. when her car became stuck at the strangely-configured crossing of Norfolk Southern railroad tracks and South Webster Street in Taylorville and was struck by a northeast-bound NS freight train hauling hazardous materials.

Minnesota Driver Killed, Passenger Escapes Injury at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian Pacific Crossing

(Dodge Center, Minnesota – September 20, 2014)

Businessman Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded and Obscured BNSF Private Crossing

(Vancouver, Washington – September 7, 2014)

South Dakota Driver Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian Pacific Crossing

(Box Elder, South Dakota -- September 4, 2014)

A local woman, attempting to cross Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of Cottonwood Drive and CPR tracks, was killed at about 10:42 last Thursday morning when a westbound CP freight train struck her southbound 2003 Oldsmobile Alero on the driver’s side, dragged the automobile for a short distance, and then pushed the totaled vehicle into a nearby field.