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Train accidents

Family of Four Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Non-Gated Canadian National Crossing

(Alta, Iowa – February 13, 2014)

A family of four, including two young children, ages four and two, had to be cut out of their automobile by first responders after it was struck by a Canadian National freight train at the crossing of CNR tracks and South Main Street in Alta, IA Thursday afternoon about 4:22 P.M.

Pennsylvania Suffers Second Train Derailment in Less Than a Month

(Vandergrift, Pennsylvania – February 13, 2014)

A 120-car Norfolk Southern freight train mainly hauling tank cars filled with crude oil on its way from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia derailed 21 of its cars near an industrial park at a bend of the Kiskiminetas River in the western Pennsylvania town of Vandergrift Thursday morning.