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Train accidents

Pedestrian Killed by Metra Express Train

(LaGrange, Illinois – May 13, 2014)

A 66-year-old local man, using a cane to enable himself to walk, was struck down and killed Tuesday evening at about 7:25 P.M., near the Clybourn Station by a Chicago Metra express passenger train at the LaGrange Road intersection with Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks.

Driver Injured by Amtrak Train at Dangerous, Unguarded CSX Crossing

(New Buffalo, Michigan – May 19, 2014)

Adult and Child Killed by Amtrak Train

(Kingsbury, New York – May 17, 2014)

A 34-year-old fisherman and his six-year-old fishing buddy were both struck and killed by a southbound Amtrak “Ethan Allen” passenger train traveling from Rutland, VT on Canadian Pacific rails about 7:00 P.M. Saturday evening in the New York community of Kingsbury.

CSX Derailment Shuts Down Indiana Town

(Scottsburg, Indiana – May 17, 2014)

Cement Truck Driver Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Corona, California – May 16, 2014)

The tragic death of a 55-year-old cement truck driver at the dangerous, unguarded and partially obscured crossing of BNSF rails and Santa Ana River Road in the Chino Hills section of Corona, CA Friday afternoon at about 12:35 P.M. drew as much anger from delayed and stranded Los Angeles Metrolink passengers as it did sympathy for the victim, who was described as both a safe and conscientious employee and driver by those who knew him.

Pedestrian Killed by Amtrak Train at BNSF Crossing

(Kent, Washington – May 11, 2014)

A retired partner in a prominent Kent, WA law firm that still bears his name died tragically Sunday afternoon at about 2:30 P.M. in Kent when he was struck by an Amtrak train on its way from Seattle, WA to Eugene, OR with 220 passengers on board at the automobile traffic-signalized grade crossing of BNSF  rails and East Titus Street.

Teen Headed for School Killed by BNSF Train

(Fort Worth, Texas – May 15, 2014)

A 15-year-old sophomore student at Fort Worth, TX South Hills High School died last Thursday morning at about 7:15 A.M. when he was overtaken and struck by a southbound BNSF Railway coal train as he took a commonly-used route to school.

Driver Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded and Obscured BNSF Crossing

(Enid, Oklahoma – May 6, 2014)

A 26-year-old local resident was killed Tuesday afternoon at about 2:24 P.M. when his southbound 2007 Jeep Liberty SUV was struck and heavily damaged by a westbound 76-car BNSF freight train at the dangerous, unguarded and tree-line obscured crossing of North 42nd Street and BNSF Railway tracks just east of Enid, OK.

College Student Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded by St Louis Light Rail Crossing

(St. Louis, Missouri – May 5, 2014)

A 27-year-old female student from University City, MO died beneath the wheels of a St. Louis MetroLink light rail train when she slipped as she was attempting to cross the dangerous, unguarded pedestrian crossing leading to the University of Missouri-St. Louis North station of the heavily-used commuter passenger rail operation at about 5:00 P.M. Monday afternoon.

Farmer Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded CSX Crossing

(Knox County, Indiana – May 6, 2014)

A 67-year-old farmer from Vincennes, IN was killed Tuesday evening at about 7:00 P.M. when his tractor was struck and destroyed by a CSX freight train at a dangerous, unguarded crossing near Ivers Road and Old U.S. Highway 41 in Knox County, IN.