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

Family of Four Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Non-Gated Canadian National Crossing

(Alta, Iowa – February 13, 2014)

A family of four, including two young children, ages four and two, had to be cut out of their automobile by first responders after it was struck by a Canadian National freight train at the crossing of CNR tracks and South Main Street in Alta, IA Thursday afternoon about 4:22 P.M.

Third Man Dies from January Collision at Dangerous, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Cottondale, Alabama – February 11, 20140)

Another member of a contract crew of five men working for the Alabama Dept. of Transportation who were riding in a pickup truck January 28 and which was struck by a Norfolk Southern freight train at the dangerous, unguarded crossing of Larry Noland Road near Cottondale, AL, died Friday after two weeks in a medically-induced coma at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, AL..

Third Wreck in Three Days at Three Different Dangerous, Unguarded Wisconsin Crossings

(Chester, Wisconsin – February 5, 2014)

For the third time in three days, rural, dangerous and unguarded Wisconsin railroad grade crossings have been the site of deaths or serious injuries to travelers on highways where government and industry authorities see no reason to install active warning devices to help stop these needless tragedies.

Motorist Seriously Injured at Obscured, Dangerous, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Knoxville, Tennessee – February 7, 2014)

The obscured, dangerous and unguarded crossing of Buchanan Avenue and Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks near the street’s intersection with North Broadway in the northern part of Knoxville, TN was the site of another non-fatal injury accident Friday morning at about 7:22 A.M. when an as-yet unnamed male motorist failed to see an oncoming train hidden from his view by trackside buildings.

Small Wisconsin County Suffers Second Crossing Death in Two Days

(St. Croix County, Wisconsin – February 5, 2014)

The tragic irony and proximity of two tragic railroad crossing accidents at dangerous and unguarded Union Pacific Railroad grade crossings being suffered in two neighboring St. Croix County, WI communities only eight miles apart in two days is doing little for the image of railroad-sponsored safety programs, especially in the state of Wisconsin.

City to Look into Dangerous Crossing Where Two Were Injured

(Ypsilanti, Michigan – February 4, 2014)