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Train accidents

Serval Injuries in Louisiana When Amtrak Train Hits Semi at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian National Crossing

(Ponchatoula, Louisiana – November 4, 2015)

On Tuesday afternoon, Amtrak’s Chicago-bound “City of New Orleans” train with 83 passengers on board struck a semi-trailer truck at the dangerous and unguarded Canadian National railroad crossing of what is known as the Marine Power Road just south of the Tangipahoa Parish city of Ponchatoula at about 3:00 P.M., CST.

Two Killed, One Seriously Injured in Minnesota at Non-Gated Union Pacific Crossing

(Worthington, Minnesota – November 1, 2015)

The lack of crossing gates at an otherwise signalized (flashing lights) crossing at Flower Lane and Union Pacific Railroad tracks in Worthington, MN was undoubtedly a major factor in a horrible collision Sunday afternoon at about 3:24 P.M., CST.

Indiana Driver Seriously Injured by Amtrak Train at Non-Gated CSX Crossing

(Michigan City, Indiana – October 23, 2015)

A Michigan City, IN motorist was critically injured Friday evening at about 7:40 P.M. when he attempted to cross CSX railroad tracks at the non-gated intersection of Tilden Avenue.

Lone Survivor of Triple Collision Fatality at Norfolk Southern Crossing in Kentucky Seeks Faster Action in Fixing Deadly Crossing

(Louisville, Kentucky – October 13, 2015)

Those who ignore history are destined to repeat it. The phrase may be classified as a cliché, but when authorized action is delayed, human life is endangered and catastrophic recurrences are risked.

Iowa Grade School Student Seriously Injured by Second, Hidden Union Pacific Train

(Council Bluffs, Iowa – October 18, 2015)

A 10-year-old girl, attempting to pick up a gift for her cousin’s birthday party, was recovering from brain surgery Monday after she was struck by a second train after she waited for an allegedly standing train at the lighted, gated, double-tracked Union Pacific Railroad grade crossing of South 11th Street and Fifth Avenue in Council Bluffs, IA Sunday at about 12:30  P.M.

Kentucky Infant and Two Adults Seriously Injured at Non-Gated CSX Crossing

(Bonnieville, Kentucky – October 17, 2015)

Tennessee Woman Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Philadelphia, Tennessee – October 17, 2015)

A 46-year-old Philadelphia, TN woman was killed Saturday evening at about 6:15 P.M. as she was driving her Ford F-150 pickup truck north on Lee Highway (Tennessee Highway 11), which parallels Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks, and turned left onto a private farm road when her vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by a NS freight train she probably never heard nor saw before the impact.

Another Louisiana Trucker Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(White Castle, Louisiana – October 11, 2115)

An as-yet unnamed 61-year-old north Louisiana truck driver was killed at about 4:20 P.M., CDT last Sunday afternoon as he attempted to drive the semi-trailer truck he was operating across Union Pacific Railroad tracks and was struck by a UP freight train .  The collision occurred at the dangerous and unguarded intersection of UP and Laurel Ridge Road near White Castle, LA in Iberville Parish,.

Louisiana Trucker Second to be Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded and Vegetation Obstructed Union Pacific Crossing

(Plain Dealing, Louisiana – October 12, 2015)