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Train accidents

Texas Driver Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Shepherd, Texas – June 11, 2014)

A 60-year-old local resident was killed Wednesday afternoon at about 3:50 P.M.  by a southbound Union Pacific freight train at the dangerous, unguarded crossing of UPRR tracks and Yeager Lane between Cleveland and Shepherd, TX.

Semi Driver Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Dakota City, Nebraska – June 10, 2014)

Volunteer Firefighter Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Kinston, North Carolina – June 10, 2014)

Signal Integrity Questioned when Amtrak Train Killed Father at BNSF Crossing

(Madera Ranchos, California – June 1, 2014)

Suspicious circumstances surround the tragic death of a 66-year-old father at the signalized grade crossing of Avenue 12 and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway tracks in Madera County, CA at about 9:30 A.M. Sunday morning, as reports of past crossing signal malfunctions have surfaced since the tragedy this weekend.  

Student Killed by Union Pacific Train on Unfenced Tracks

(Maple Park, Illinois – May 31, 2014)

Barely three days before his scheduled graduation from Maple Park Kaneland School District’s Harter Middle School, a 14-year-old eighth grade student was struck and killed at about 9:35 P.M. Saturday night near the Liberty Street crossing of the Union Pacific double-track railroad line which, according to Federal Railroad Administration statistics, accommodates a daily average of 74 trains at a top permissible speed of 70 mph.

Two Killed and Two Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Harriman, Tennessee – May 30, 2014)

A tragedy took two young adult lives and caused serious injury to two more, all of whom were students and athletes at Roane State Community College in Roane County, TN, Friday evening at about 9:30 P.M. when their 2000 Nissan Maxima was struck and dragged by a Norfolk Southern freight train going about 40 mph at the dangerous, unguarded crossing of Mountain View Road and NS railroad tracks in Harriman, TN.

Fisherman Killed by Canadian National Train

(Oshkosh, Wisconsin – May 24, 2014)

An as-yet unidentified 65-year-old Oshkosh, WI resident was killed Saturday night at about 9:40 P.M., CDT, when he was struck by a southbound Canadian National freight train as he sat near where the rails skirt Lake Winnebago around the 1600 block of South Main Avenue in an area described by Gabrielle Mays of Green Bay, WI Fox Channel 11 as “a popular fishing spot.”

Truck Driver Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Charlotte, North Carolina – May 22, 2014)

Pedestrian Killed by Metra Express Train

(LaGrange, Illinois – May 13, 2014)

A 66-year-old local man, using a cane to enable himself to walk, was struck down and killed Tuesday evening at about 7:25 P.M., near the Clybourn Station by a Chicago Metra express passenger train at the LaGrange Road intersection with Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks.