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North Carolina Victims' Family Questions Deadly Norfolk Southern Crossing Design

(Morristown, North Carolina – November 16, 2015)

North Carolina Couple Killed at Terribly Designed and Confusing Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Morrisville, North Carolina – November 14, 2015)

A married couple tragically lost their lives Saturday night at about 8:00 P.M., EST when their Toyota Camry became lodged upon Norfolk Southern railroad tracks that narrowly parallel Chapel Hill Road at the signalized but questionably-designed crossing of Morrisville-Carpenter Road in Morrisville, NC, and was struck by a westbound freight train.

Two Wisconsin Teens Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Crossing

(Sun Prairie, Wisconsin – November 12, 2015)

Two male teens barely escaped death about 9:15 P.M. Thursday night when the Ford Explorer SUV a 17 year old boy was driving, with a 15-year-old male as his passenger, skidded, struck a ditch and collided with a Wisconsin & Southern freight train at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of Twin Lane Road near the town of Sun Prairie, WI.

Two Derailments Resulting in Hazmat Spills and Evacuations Occur in Wisconsin in One Weekend.

(Alma and Watertown, Wisconsin – November 7-8, 2015)

Residents in two Wisconsin communities were startled over the weekend, as derailments involving hazardous materials triggered traffic disruptions, hazardous material spillages, evacuations and anxious moments for city leaders in Alma and Watertown, WI.

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.