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Motor vehicles

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

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.

Oklahoma Man Killed, Wife and Daughter Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Hallett, Oklahoma – August 30, 2014)

A male resident of Maramac, OK died and his wife and daughter were injured two Saturday’s ago at about 4:00 P.M., CDT when the pickup truck they were in was struck by a northbound BNSFfreight train at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of Pawnee County Road 520 and BNSF railroad tracks just north of Hallett, OK.

North Carolina Husband and Wife Killed When Stuck Between Crossing Gates at Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Morrisville, North Carolina – August 29, 2014)

A married couple from Southern Pines, NC died last Friday night at about 9:51 P.M. at the oddly-configured crossing of Norfolk Southern Rails and North Carolina Highway 54 as the driver attempted to turn right off Chapel Hill Road (Hwy. 54) and onto Morrisville-Carpenter Road which parallels NS railroad tracks beyond the crossing.

Two Injured by Amtrak Train at Extremely Dangerous, Unguarded Mississippi Crossing

(Copiah County, Mississippi – August 26, 2014)

Two Mississippi men on their way home from work received serious injuries Tuesday afternoon at about 5:00 P.M. when the Ford Taurus they were travelling in was struck and demolished by a northbound Amtrak passenger train at the dangerous, unguarded and notorious intersection of Spitchley Road and Canadian National railroad tracks in Copiah County, MS, near Hazlehurst.

Two Escape Death at Dangerous, Unguarded Iowa Crossing

(Storm Lake, Iowa – August 23, 2014)

Two individuals are lucky to be alive after the pickup truck they were in crossed paths with a Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad freight train Saturday afternoon at about 2:00 P.M. at the Barton Street crossing with CC&P tracks in Storm Lake, IA.

Husband Killed, Wife Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded CSX Crossing

(Weston, Ohio – August 11, 2014)

Numerous negative factors were present Monday evening when the male passenger in a car driven by his wife was pronounced dead at the scene after the couple’s southbound vehicle was struck by an eastbound CSX freight train at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of CSX rails and Weston Road just south of Weston, OH shortly after 7:00 P.M.