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Train accidents

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)

Idaho Truck Driver Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Rupert, Idaho – October 23, 2014)

The driver of a water truck sustained severe neck and chest injuries last Thursday afternoon at about 2:03 P.M., MDT, when he stopped his southbound vehicle at the dangerous, unguarded crossing of Road 800 East, near North Highway 24, in Minidoka County, ID,  and then proceeded across the triple-tracked, high speed Union Pacific main line, only to be struck by an 8,000-foot-long eastbound freight train.

Arkansas Truck Driver Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Paragould, Arkansas – October 23, 2014)

An as-yet unidentified truck driver received undisclosed injuries and was admitted to a local hospital when his truck was struck by a Union Pacific freight train at the dangerous, unguarded crossing of Greene County Road 818, also known as Cotton Belt Road, in Paragould, AR early last Thursday afternoon.

Texas Truck Driver Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(New Braunfels, Texas – October 17, 2014)

Arkansas Passenger Trains Collide, Injuring Dozens

(Brentwood, Arkansas – October 16, 2014)

Georgia Motorist Escapes Death at Dangerous, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Leesburg, Georgia – October 14, 2014)

Rain and a train both possibly contributed to a near-fatal accident last Tuesday morning at about 6:45 A.M., EDT, when a woman driving west toward U.S. Highway 19 on Oakhill Dairy Road was struck by a Norfolk Southern freight train at the dangerous, unguarded crossing of NS railroad tracks and Oakhill Dairy Road (CR 151) just north of Leesburg, GA.