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Texas Motorist Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(New Deal, Texas – November 18, 2014)

Grieving Process Continues for Family of Those Killed in Vandalia Rail Crossing Tragedy

(Greenville, Illinois – November 1, 2014)

As CSX and Illinois State Police continued their investigations into the Halloween Eve tragedy that took the lives of his wife and three of his children, a grieving Greenville, IL father and widower was trying to deal with “how to bury four people in one day,” according to the deceased mother’s cousin and best friend, Annie Anna.

Florida Motorist Killed by Amtrak Train at Dangerous, Unguarded CSX Crossing

(Pierson, Florida – November 7, 2014)

Returning to work after her lunch break, a Florida trucking company dispatcher and mother of two was killed as she attempted to drive her 2002 GMC pickup truck across the dangerous and unguarded crossing of CSX railroad tracks and the private drive leading to the JRC Transportation complex just off U.S. Highway 17 south of Pierson, FL shortly after 1:00 P.M., EST Friday.

Iowa Man on ATV Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian Pacific Crossing

(Moravia, Iowa – November 5, 2014)

A 51-year-old Blakesburg, Iowa man lost his life last Wednesday at about 10:11 A.M. when the All-Terrain-Vehicle he was driving collided with a Canadian Pacific freight train at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of 260th Place/690th Avenue and CP tracks just south of the unincorporated community of Brompton, IA.

Indiana Driver Seriosuly Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Orestes, Indiana – November 2, 2014)

A 23-year-old local man was hospitalized for treatment of lacerations and brain damage Sunday afternoon at about 5:30 P.M., EST after the driver’s side of his 2012 Chevrolet Camaro was struck and the vehicle totaled by a westbound Norfolk Southern freight train at the dangerous, unguarded crossing of County Road 400 West and NS railroad tracks near Orestes, IN..

Halloween Eve Train Tragedy Kills Four and Seriously Injuries One in Southern Illinois Town

 (Vandalia, Illinois – October 30, 2014)

Four members of a Greenville, IL family are were killed and a fifth critically injured after a Chrysler Pacifica minivan driven by their mother was struck by an eastbound CSX freight train at the signalized Sixth Street grade crossing, which was termed both “unique” and “confusing in news reports, in Vandalia, IL at about 6:48 P.M. last Thursday evening.

Texas Motorist Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Athens, Texas – October 24, 2014)

A collision occurred two Friday’s ago between a Union Pacific freight train consisting of 83 cars and three locomotives and a Ford F-150 pickup truck at the dangerous intersection of UPRR tracks and North Wofford Street in the east Texas city of Athens.

Georgia Motorist Escapes Death at Dangerous, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Leesburg, Georgia – October 14, 2014)

Rain and a train both possibly contributed to a near-fatal accident last Tuesday morning at about 6:45 A.M., EDT, when a woman driving west toward U.S. Highway 19 on Oakhill Dairy Road was struck by a Norfolk Southern freight train at the dangerous, unguarded crossing of NS railroad tracks and Oakhill Dairy Road (CR 151) just north of Leesburg, GA.

Oklahoma Motorist Killed by BNSF Train at Unguarded Crossing

(Catoosa, Oklahoma – October 9, 2014) A

 Sperry, OK woman died from injuries she received Thursday night about 8:00 P.M. when she exited her Chevrolet Blazer, which had become stuck on the narrow, slightly humped private crossing near the intersection of 193rd East Avenue and Tiger Switch Road east of Catoosa, OK, only to have the vehicle knocked into her by an eastbound BNSF freight train as she stood away from the tracks and crossing.