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Train accidents

Kentucky Toddler Killed by CSX Train on Non-Fenced Railroad Tracks

(Hopkinsville, Kentucky – January 19, 2015)

TV Soap Opera and Reality Show Star Killed While Filming Metrolink Trains

(Burbank, California –January 17, 2015)

A 37-year-old man known for his roles on NBC soap opera “Days of Our Lives” and a regular on Bravo TV Network reality and fitness shows was killed near the Southern California Regional Rail Authority’s Burbank, CA depot Saturday afternoon about 4:05 P.M., PST, as he and two friends were filming Los Angeles Metrolink trains and passengers for possible use in fitness videos.

Kansas County Dump Truck and Union Pacific Train Collide, 3 Injured

(Benedict, Kansas – January 15, 2015)

Tennessee Pedestrian Killed, Another Seriously Injured While Crossing an Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(McDonald, Tennessee – January 5, 2015)

Two female pedestrians were struck by a train early Monday morning at about 4:15 A.M. while attempting to cross the single track main line of the Norfolk Southern Railway. The rails pass through the unincorporated community of McDonald, TN and the pedestrians were crossing them at the South McDonald Road crossing with NS rails just north of B Avenue.

Indiana Motorist Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Leesburg, Indiana – January 9, 2015)

An Indiana woman suffered serious injuries last Friday afternoon at about 4:30 P.M., EST when her vehicle was smashed by a Norfolk Southern freight train as she attempted to cross NS tracks that intersect with Kosciusko County Road 600 North, a crossing which can be described as both unguarded as well as dangerous.

California Motorist Killed When Union Pacific Crossing Protection System Fails

(Gilroy, California – January 9, 2015)

A 54-year-old local resident was killed last Friday afternoon at about 12:58 P.M., PST when active grade crossing protective systems at the intersection of Masten Road and Union Pacific Railroad tracks failed to operate properly, leading victim Donald Williams and his 2008 Toyota Tacoma into the deadly path of a large track-mounted maintenance of way equipment known as a laser spiker.

Larimore, ND Residents Blame Complacency and Inaction by Railroad for Fatal School Bus-Train Tragedy

(Larimore, North Dakota – January 13, 2015)

New Mexico Pedestrian Seriously Injured by Amtrak Train

(Albuquerque, New Mexico – December 19, 2014)

An as-yet unidentified adult female was struck and seriously injured by Amtrak’s Los Angeles-bound “Southwest Chief” with 211 passengers on board late Friday afternoon about 4:39 P.M., MST at Albuquerque’s Alvarado Transportation Center.

Texas A&M Student Hit by Union Pacific Train Along Campus Rail Corridor

(College Station, Texas – December 17, 2014)