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Train accidents

Louisiana Driver Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Kansas City Southern Crossing

(Colfax, Louisiana – October 1, 2014)

The lack of any active crossing warning system was once again a factor as a 66-year-old Louisiana motorist lost his life at the dangerous and unguarded Kansas City Southern Grant Parish railroad crossing on the southern edge of Colfax, LA Wednesday afternoon at about 3:24 P.M., CDT.

Louisiana Motorist Seriously Injured at Notorious, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Cade, Louisiana – September 29, 2014)

Two Texans Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Bridgeport, Texas – September 29, 2014)

Both the driver and a passenger in the cab of an 18-wheeler were seriously injured Monday afternoon at about 12:45 P.M. when their truck was struck and the cab ripped from the frame of the tractor by an eastbound Union Pacific freight train at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of a private drive and UPRR railroad tracks across from Don’s Air Conditioning between Bridgeport and Paradise, TX.

Florida Driver Killed, Passengers Escape Pickup Caught in Traffic at Amtrak Crossing

 (Longwood, Florida – September 20, 2014)

A 28-year-old man was killed by Amtrak’s “Silver Meteor” when he was unable to follow passengers believed to be his wife and daughter in escaping from a pickup truck which became caught up in highway traffic at the intersection of Florida State Road 434 and CFCR (Central Florida Community Rail Transit) railroad tracks in downtown Longwood, FL at about 2:25 P.M., EDT Saturday afternoon.

Louisiana Log Truck Driver Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Plain Dealing, Louisiana – September 24, 2014)

The 43-year-old driver of an empty log truck semi trailer died Wednesday afternoon at about 3:40 P.M., CDT as he attempted to cross Union Pacific Railroad tracks after making a delivery of logs to the Anthony Forest Products mill on Industrial Drive in Plain Dealing, LA.

Tennessee Motorcyclist Killed at Non-Gated Crossing

(Nashville, Tennessee – September 23, 2014)

A 50-year-old motorcycle driver from Adamsville, TN was killed at the non-gated crossing of Tennessee Highway 70/Lebanon Pike/Hermitage Avenue and Nashville & Eastern Railroad tracks just southeast of downtown Nashville, TN at about 11:45 A.M. Tuesday morning when he tried to stop for a single locomotive, laid his cycle down, and slid into the oncoming locomotive.

Illinois Woman Killed at Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Taylorville, Illinois – September 21, 2014)

A 66-year-old Taylorville, IL woman was killed early Sunday morning at about 2:00 A.M. when her car became stuck at the strangely-configured crossing of Norfolk Southern railroad tracks and South Webster Street in Taylorville and was struck by a northeast-bound NS freight train hauling hazardous materials.

Minnesota Driver Killed, Passenger Escapes Injury at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian Pacific Crossing

(Dodge Center, Minnesota – September 20, 2014)

Louisiana Truck and Train Collide at Non-Gated Union Pacific Crossing

(Palmetto, Louisiana – September 16, 2014)

The driver of a dirt-hauling dump truck was badly shaken, but walked away with his life and limbs intact after his vehicle and a Union Pacific freight train crossed paths at the non-gated crossing of Louisiana Highway 360 and UPRR tracks in Palmetto, LA at about 7:30 A.M. Tuesday morning.

Infamous Minnesota BNSF Crossing Claims Another Life

(Anoka, Minnesota – September 7, 2014)

A BNSF railroad crossing where four young adults between the ages of 20 and 17 died in a September 26, 2003 car/train tragedy in the northern Twin Cities suburb of Anoka, MN was the scene Sunday evening at about 8:36 P.M. of another train-related death, this time involving a pedestrian at the BNSF/Ferry Street grade crossing.