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Train accidents

Iowa Farmer and Brother of State Representative Killed When His Tractor was Stuck on a Union Pacific Crossing

(Calamus, Iowa – November 6, 2014)

A 65-year-old local farmer has succumbed to injuries he received in a crossing collision between his tractor and auger and a 80-car Union Pacific freight train at the 190th Avenue crossing near Calamus in Clinton County, IA on October 29 at about 11:30 A.M., CDT.

Florida Motorist Killed by Amtrak Train at Dangerous, Unguarded CSX Crossing

(Pierson, Florida – November 7, 2014)

Returning to work after her lunch break, a Florida trucking company dispatcher and mother of two was killed as she attempted to drive her 2002 GMC pickup truck across the dangerous and unguarded crossing of CSX railroad tracks and the private drive leading to the JRC Transportation complex just off U.S. Highway 17 south of Pierson, FL shortly after 1:00 P.M., EST Friday.

Iowa Man on ATV Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian Pacific Crossing

(Moravia, Iowa – November 5, 2014)

A 51-year-old Blakesburg, Iowa man lost his life last Wednesday at about 10:11 A.M. when the All-Terrain-Vehicle he was driving collided with a Canadian Pacific freight train at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of 260th Place/690th Avenue and CP tracks just south of the unincorporated community of Brompton, IA.

Indiana Driver Seriosuly Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Orestes, Indiana – November 2, 2014)

A 23-year-old local man was hospitalized for treatment of lacerations and brain damage Sunday afternoon at about 5:30 P.M., EST after the driver’s side of his 2012 Chevrolet Camaro was struck and the vehicle totaled by a westbound Norfolk Southern freight train at the dangerous, unguarded crossing of County Road 400 West and NS railroad tracks near Orestes, IN..

Two Kansas Teen Seriously Injured by BNSF Train

(Eudora, Kansas – November 1, 2014)

Two 16-year-old boys, one from Eudora, KS and the other from Lawrence, KS, received serious injuries about 3:30 P.M.,CDT Saturday afternoon when an eastbound BNSF freight train surprised them as they were “hanging out” on a railroad bridge over a creek on city property near the Eudora water treatment plant close to the Wakarusa River.

Kansas Pedestrian Killed When Hit by Union Pacific Train

(McPherson, Kansas – October 19, 2014)

A 36-year-old local resident was killed by an eastbound Union Pacific freight train at about 1:16 A.M., CDT as he was walking near UP Railroad tracks close to the 1600 block of Limestone Road in eastern McPherson, K. The tragedy and the victim went unnoticed until his body was seen by the crew of a westbound train nearly an hour later.

Halloween Eve Train Tragedy Kills Four and Seriously Injuries One in Southern Illinois Town

 (Vandalia, Illinois – October 30, 2014)

Four members of a Greenville, IL family are were killed and a fifth critically injured after a Chrysler Pacifica minivan driven by their mother was struck by an eastbound CSX freight train at the signalized Sixth Street grade crossing, which was termed both “unique” and “confusing in news reports, in Vandalia, IL at about 6:48 P.M. last Thursday evening.

Semi-Truck Hit by Canadian National Train at Dangerous, Unguarded Iowa Crossing

(Osage, Iowa – October 28, 2014)

Texas Motorist Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Athens, Texas – October 24, 2014)

A collision occurred two Friday’s ago between a Union Pacific freight train consisting of 83 cars and three locomotives and a Ford F-150 pickup truck at the dangerous intersection of UPRR tracks and North Wofford Street in the east Texas city of Athens.

Amtrak Train Hits Semi, Injuries Several Passengers at Dangerous, Unguarded CSX Crossing

(Reynolds, Indiana – October 28, 2014)