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Train accidents

CSX Train Collides with Truck at Still Unguarded Maryland Crossing Where Derailment and Explosion occurred in 2013

(Rosedale, Maryland – August 5, 2014)

Ever since a CSX freight train laden with, among other commodities, hazardous materials struck and destroyed a trash truck at the dangerous, unguarded private crossing of 68th Street in the Baltimore, MD suburb of Rosedale, MD, the intersection has remained as it was before the May 28, 2013 crash that hospitalized the truck owner/operator after the collision.  

Union Pacific Train Strikes Water Truck and Seriously Injures Driver at Dangerous, Unguarded Texas Crossing

(Barstow, Texas – August 3, 2014)

An Albuquerque, NM semi- truck driver employed by H&P Trucking Co. of Texas was seriously injured when he was hit by an eastbound Union Pacific freight train as he left the Barstow, TX public water well Sunday afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., CDT, with a full load of 40 tons of water. The driver was struck mid-truck by the train, one of a half dozen trains which cross there daily at a top allowable speed of 60 mph.

Alabama Driver Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded CSX Crossing

(Jemison, Alabama – July 31, 2014)

A legally deaf Alabama man succumbed Thursday from injuries he had suffered Tuesday morning, July 29 at about 7:30 A.M., EDT when his 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier was struck by a CSX freight train at the dangerous and unguarded grade crossing of CSX railroad tracks and Guy Street in Jemison, AL.

Rural Nebraska BNSF Railroad Corridor Site of Second Accident in Two Months

(Homer, Nebraska – July 21, 2014)

According to Federal Railroad Administration figures, daily averages of 11 BNSF Railway freight trains pass through the railroad’s corridor through Dakota County, NE at a top permissible speed of 49 mph.  Yet, there are numerous county crossings that do not have any active warning devices, such as lights and gates that can prevent up to 96% of accidents.