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Train accidents

North Carolina Motorist Severely Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Climax, North Carolina – February 11, 2015)

A 64-year-old Climax, NC resident narrowly escaped death but not serious injury Wednesday morning at about 10:20 A.M. when the Nissan Pathfinder SUV he was driving and the utility trailer it was hauling virtually slid into the path of a Norfolk Southern freight train as he attempted to stop at the Guilford County grade crossing of Ledbetter Road and NS railroad tracks.

Secretary of Transportation Rejects Railroad’s Request for Deadline Extension on PTC

(Washington, DC – February 11, 2015)

Semi Driver Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded and Obscured CN Crossing

(Carlisl County, Kentucky – February 11, 2015)

Metro North Train Hits SUV at Crossing, Killing Six

(Valhalla, New York – February 3, 2015)

Former Mayor of Pennsylvania City Seriously Injured at CSX Crossing by Ballast Regulator

(Monessen, Pennsylvania – January 29, 2015)

South Carolina City Finds Norfolk Southern Unreceptive to Crossing Safety Concerns

(Orangeburg, South Carolina – January 25, 2015)

CSX Proposes Indiana Rail Corridor Upgrade Increasing Train Numbers and Speed But Has No Plan for Improved Crossing Safety

(Greenwood, Indiana – January 26, 2015)

The mayors of four south central Indiana communities are up in arms over a plan by the CSX Railway to upgrade their tracks along a line between Indianapolis, IN and Louisville, KY in order to accommodate an additional 10 to 15 freight trains daily, more than triple the current 15 mph speeds to 49 mph, and ignore completely any increase in active signal protective devices for grade crossings along the rail line.

Texas Pedestrian Killed by Amtrak Train on Union Pacific Tracks

(Arlington, Texas – January 21, 2015)

A pedestrian attempting to cross a railroad bridge almost within the shadow of the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, was struck by an Amtrak’s eastbound “Texas Eagle” passenger train last Wednesday afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., CST, and fell 30 feet below to Johnson Creek, from which his body was retrieved.

Two North Carolina Teens Killed While Trying to Get Off Tracks as Amtrak Train Approached

(Smithfield, North Carolina – January 2, 2015)

Two teenaged sophomore students from Smithfield-Selma High School in Smithfield, NC were killed at about 1:55 P.M., EST Friday afternoon as one tried to pull the other out of harm’s way on CSX Railroad tracks as Amtrak’s “Palmetto” passenger train with 94 passengers on board the Savannah, GA-to-New York City train approached, but both were struck by the fast train.

Idaho Motorist Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Chubbuck, Idaho – January 23, 2015)

The driver of a 1993 Chevrolet Blazer SUV was “thanking the good Lord” as he was consoled by family members who came to his aid after his vehicle was struck, spun around twice, and deposited in a trackside ditch by a Union Pacific train he barely saw as he attempted to cross UPRR tracks on Tyhee Road north of Chubbuck, ID last Friday afternoon at about 5:15 P.M., MST.