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Train accidents

Ohio Semi Driver Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Chillicothe, Ohio – May 6, 2015)

The driver of a semi-trailer truck who had just dropped off a load of seeds to a farm complex became the second driver killed at a dangerous and unguarded crossing near Chillicothe, OH when his truck tractor was crushed by an oncoming Norfolk Southern freight train at about 6:00 P.M. late Wednesday afternoon.

Minnesota Farmer Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Campbell, Minnesota – May 4, 2015)

A local farmer, driving a farm sprayer across BNSF railroad tracks in the extreme northwestern part of Minnesota, just across the state line from North Dakota, was hit by a BNSF freight train at the dangerous, unguarded and non-equilateral crossing of Wilkin County Road 156, at about 8:00 A.M. CDT Monday morning.

Minnesota Driver Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Short Line Conglomerate Crossing

(Danube, Minnesota – May 2, 2015)

A resident of rural Danube, MN was seriously injured and flown to a hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries after his southbound pickup truck was struck by an eastbound Twin Cities & Western Railroad freight train at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of 270th Street and TC&W tracks two miles west of Danube, MN in Renville County Saturday, May 2 about 2:44 P.M., CDT.

Massive New Mexico Train Collision Kills One and Injured Another

(Midway, New Mexico – April 28, 2015)

A collision of two trains using BNSF locomotives but being operated by the Class II short line Southwestern Railroad Co. occurred early Tuesday morning, at about 6:00 A.M., MDT, on single track, but near a passing side track, and parallel to New Mexico State Highway 2 in the Midway, NM area about 10 miles southeast of Roswell, NM.

New York Farmer Seriously Injured by Rail-Mounted Flaw Detector Vehicle at Dangerous, Unguarded Long Island Crossing

(Laurel, Long Island, New York – April 21, 2015)

Kentucky Motorist Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Rogers Gap, Kentucky – April 22, 2015)

An 80-year-old Corinth, KY grandfather who was delivering crushed rock in a dump truck to a Scott County, KY Toyota Motor Manufacturing-Kentucky plant construction site was killed Wednesday afternoon at a dangerous, unguarded and notorious private crossing on the Mark Wells farm near Rogers Gap, KY.

Young California Teen Killed by Union Pacific Train

(Farad, California -- April 19, 2015)

A 13-year-old Sun Valley, CA boy died at about 5:15 P.M. Sunday afternoon when he was struck by an eastbound Union Pacific train as he and his family crossed a railroad bridge to have a better look at the scenic Truckee River along I-80 as it intersects with Farad Road near Farad, CA.

Texas Semi-Truck Driver Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Rockdale, Texas – April 8, 2015)

A 65-year-old Gainesville, TX semi-trailer-truck driver driving a rig hauling rocks was killed Wednesday night at about 9:45 P.M. when he turned off Texas Highway 79 and onto a private road, where he and his truck immediately encountered a dangerous and unguarded railroad crossing and were struck by a Union Pacific freight train.  The train is one of 14 which cross there daily at a top allowable speed of 60 mph.

Iowa Semi-Truck Driver Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian National Crossing

(Alburnett, Iowa – April 17, 2015)

News reporters seemed as confused as motorists who attempt to navigate the dangerous and unguarded crossing of Roosevelt Street and Canadian National subsidiary Chicago, Central & Pacific Railway in the Linn County, IA community of Alburnett as a serious accident occurred at about 3:30 P.M., CDT Friday afternoon.

Wisconsin City Employee Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Pedestrian Crossing

(Fall Creek, Wisconsin – April 10, 2015)