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Train accidents

Former Illinois High School Volleyball Star Killed at Poorly Designed Union Pacific Crossing

(Woodstock, Illinois – February 25, 2015)

A 19-year-old college student and former Illinois high school volleyball player had her life cut short just before 5:00 P.M., CST Wednesday afternoon when her car slipped into the path of a Chicago-bound  Metra commuter passenger train at an extremely questionably-designed crossing of Union Pacific Railroad tracks and Lily Pond Road in rural McHenry County, IL, between Woodstock and Crystal Lake, IL.

Southern California Rocked by Pair of Passenger Train Crossing Collisions in 12 Hours

(Oxnard and Menlo Park, CA – February 23-24, 2015)

Two catastrophic crossing collisions plagued police and emergency response personnel in two Los Angeles-area communities within the short span of 12 hours Monday evening and early Tuesday morning, killing a female motorist in one accident and injuring dozens of Caltrain passengers in the other.

Maryland Semi Truck Driver Hit by CSX Train at Notorious Crossing

(Rosedale, Maryland – February 23, 2015)

A CSX freight train crushed the trailer of a semi as its driver attempted to cross the double-track main line at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of Schaefers Lane in the Baltimore suburb of Rosedale last Monday morning at about 8:35 A.M.

Alabama County Dump Truck Driver Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded CSX Crossing

(Warrior, Alabama – February 13, 2015)

A 19-year veteran employee of the Jefferson County, AL Roads and Transportation Dept. tragically lost his life Friday morning at about 10:20 A.M., EST when the dump truck he was driving collided with a CSX freight train at the dangerous, unguarded, questionably-designed and tree-obscured crossing of Brasher Road and CSX Railroad tracks near Warrior, AL.

Texas FedEx Driver Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Marlin, Texas – February 11, 2015)

A 55-year-old veteran Federal Express truck driver was killed just prior to 5:30 P.M., CST Wednesday when his 2014 Mercedes FedEx cargo van was virtually totaled as he collided with a northbound Union Pacific freight train at the dangerous, unguarded crossing of UPRR railroad tracks and Falls County Road 116 near Marlin, TX.