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Motor vehicles

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

Arkansas Motorist Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Bono, Arkansas – July 20, 2015)

North Dakota Man Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Bowman, North Dakota – July 17, 2015)

A local man on his way to a rural residence about six miles east of Bowman, ND was struck and killed as he attempted to drive his 2010 Dodge Caravan minivan across Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of 139th Avenue, SW about 1:40 P.M. Thursday afternoon. His northbound vehicle was struck by an eastbound BNSF freight train.

Michigan Motorist Collides with CSX Train at Dangerous, Unguarded Crossing

(Clarksville, Michigan – July 6, 2015)

In the pre-dawn darkness of Monday morning, a motorist attempting to drive his minivan across CSX railroad tracks at the dangerous and unguarded intersection of Darby Road just outside of Clarksville, MI collided with one of the tank cars seemingly lacking any reflective striping.  Post-accident news media pictured a string of unmarked oil tank cars stopped on the unguarded crossing.

Beloved Arkansas Grandmother and Community Leader Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Portland, Arkansas – July 3, 2015)

A well-known and long-time resident died just a few minutes before noon Friday morning as she drove her 2009 Toyota westbound across a dangerous and unguarded Union Pacific Railroad crossing on Ashley County, AR Road 53 (Gay Lane) and was struck and killed by a UPRR freight train.

Illinois Parents and Infant Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded KCS Crossing

(Hillview, Illinois -- June 29, 2015)

Three individuals, all occupants of a 1996 Ford Explorer, were airlifted to Springfield, IL and St. Louis, MO hospitals for treatment of serious injuries after their vehicle was struck by a Kansas City Southern train at the dangerous and unguarded grade crossing of Greene County Road 400 E (River Road) near Hillview, IL Monday afternoon at about 4:20 P.M., CDT.

Missouri Motorist Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Clarksville, Missouri – June 13, 2015)

An Elsberry, MO resident was injured Saturday evening at about 7:51 P.M. when she attempted to cross Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway tracks at the dangerous and unguarded intersection of BNSF tracks and Main Cross Street in Clarksville, MO.

Missouri County Employee Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Vanduser, Missouri – June 8, 2015)

A 55-year-old Scott County, MO mechanic driving a county-owned Ford F-350 pickup truck was killed Monday morning at about 10:25 A.M., CDT when his westbound truck was hit by a southbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway freight train at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of Scott County Road 432 (also known as Greer Street) and BNSF railroad tracks outside of Vanduser, MO.

Minnesota Couple Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Pillager, Minnesota – June 7, 2015)

Colorado Mother and Two Children Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Manzanola, Colorado – May 30, 2015)

Minnesota Driver Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Carlton County, Minnesota – August 22, 2012)

A 67-year-old mother, grandmother and retired teacher was killed early Wednesday morning at about 7:58 A.M. when the vehicle she was driving was struck and dragged at least a mile by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train at the dangerous, unguarded crossing of East Mud Lake Road (Carlton County Road 127) and BNSF Railroad tracks near Wright, MN.