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Michigan Grandmother Killed by Amtrak Train at East Lansing Station

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(East Lansing, Michigan – April 10, 2017) A 66-year-old loving, married mother of three, grandmother of two and great-grandmother of one was succumbed to her injuries on Monday as a result of injuries she suffered the previous Wednesday, April 5.  The incident which led to her death occurred when she became entrapped beneath the… Finish Reading Michigan Grandmother Killed by Amtrak Train at East Lansing Station

Two Idaho Teens Severely Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

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(Post Falls, Idaho – April 13, 2017) Two Idaho teenagers were badly injured at about 3:10 P.M. Thursday afternoon when their car  was struck and demolished by a westbound Union Pacific train.  The collision occurred at the extremely angular and unguarded Kootenai County crossing of UPRR tracks and North Huetter Road near Post Falls,… Finish Reading Two Idaho Teens Severely Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

Iowa City Employee Critically Injured When His Loader Was Struck by Canadian Pacific Train at Dangerous, Unguarded Crossing

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(Ottumwa, Iowa – April 3, 2017) A 58-year-old City of Ottumwa, IA employee was critically injured Monday morning at about 8:45 A.M., CDT when the Sewer Dept. John Deere 544k end loader he was operating was struck and heavily damaged by a northbound Canadian Pacific train.  The collision occurred at the dangerous and unguarded… Finish Reading Iowa City Employee Critically Injured When His Loader Was Struck by Canadian Pacific Train at Dangerous, Unguarded Crossing

Two Injured at Non-Gated CSX Crossing in Mississippi

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(Long Beach, Mississippi – April 2, 2017) Two people were sent to Gulfport Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries after their Chevrolet northbound pickup truck was struck and heavily damaged by a CSX freight train.  The collision occurred at the non-gated crossing of Island View Avenue and CSX railroad tracks in the Gulf Coast city… Finish Reading Two Injured at Non-Gated CSX Crossing in Mississippi

Two Men Killed in Illinois by Amtrak Train at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian National Crossing

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(Gilman, Illinois – April 2, 2017) Two Kankakee, IL men lost their lives Sunday morning at about 10:15 A.M., CDT, when their truck was struck by an Amtrak Train.  The motorists were driving a Menard’s box delivery truck t west across heavily-used Canadian National Railway tracks at the dangerous and unguarded grade crossing of… Finish Reading Two Men Killed in Illinois by Amtrak Train at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian National Crossing

Passenger Injured in Tennessee when Railroad Track Maintenance Equipment Fails to Activate Crossing Signals

By Pottroff Law Office, P.A. |

(Fowlkes, Tennessee – March 22, 2017) The as-yet unidentified passenger of a red Toyota pickup truck was treated at the scene for injuries he suffered in a collision between a track-mounted piece of railroad maintenance equipment.  The railroad maintenance equipment failed to activate signals and collided with the rear passenger side of the truck.… Finish Reading Passenger Injured in Tennessee when Railroad Track Maintenance Equipment Fails to Activate Crossing Signals

Massachusetts Snowplow Driver Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Amtrak Crossing

By Pottroff Law Office, P.A. |

(Longmeadow, Massachusetts – March 14, 2017) As winter storm Stella dumped massive amounts of snow on New England, pathway plowing activities by both road and rail authorities met in a tragic accident.  The collision occurred at the dangerous, unguarded and long-obscured Longmeadow, MA grade crossing of Amtrak rails and Birney road.  The collision involved… Finish Reading Massachusetts Snowplow Driver Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Amtrak Crossing

Kentucky Motorist Seriously Injured at Notorious, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

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(Somerset, Kentucky – March 8, 2017) A 40-year-old Bronston, KY man was airlifted to The University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY, after he was seriously injured in a collision with a Norfolk Southern freight train. The collision occurred at a notorious and unguarded private NS crossing just off Kentucky Highway 2227 near… Finish Reading Kentucky Motorist Seriously Injured at Notorious, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

Biloxi Bus-Train Tragedy Investigation Continues

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(Biloxi, Mississippi – March 10, 2017) As members of a National Transportation Safety Board accident investigation team began their multi-month process of piecing together the elements of this past Tuesday’s tragic tour bus/CSX freight train collision in Biloxi, MS, related actions were being introduced into the extensive investigation/litigation procedures. NTSB member Robert Sumalt chaired two… Finish Reading Biloxi Bus-Train Tragedy Investigation Continues

At Least Three Killed, Thirty-Five Injured as Train Hits Tour Bus in Biloxi Mississippi on Humped, Notorious CSX Crossing

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(Biloxi, Mississippi €“ March 7, 2017) The Biloxi, MS humped intersection of CSX Railroad tracks and Main Street, a crossing which witness Mark Robinson labeled as €œhas been a problem for years€, became the site of a tragedy Tuesday at about 2:14 P.M when a collision killed four and injured 35 aboard a tour… Finish Reading At Least Three Killed, Thirty-Five Injured as Train Hits Tour Bus in Biloxi Mississippi on Humped, Notorious CSX Crossing