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Train accidents

Illinois Teen Crossing Railroad Tracks at Commonly Used Pathway, Killed by Norfolk Southern Train

(Tilton, Illinois – March 17, 2015)

One of three teenagers, on their way to participate in a pick-up basketball game, was killed Tuesday afternoon between 5:30 and 6:00 P.M., CDT when he attempted to cross Norfolk Southern railroad tracks at a commonly-used pathway, tripped on a rail head, fell, and was hit as he tried to get up.

Indiana Teen Walking Home From School, Killed by CSX Train

(Cedar Lake, Indiana – March 17, 2015)

Jeffrey Bellinger, a 13-year-old student at Hanover Central Middle School in Cedar Lake, IN, was hit and killed by a CSX freight train traveling in the same direction as he walked home from school alongside of the railroad tracks between 3:00 and 4:00 P.M. Tuesday afternoon.

Ohio Child Killed, Father Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded CSX Crossing

(Morrow County, Ohio – March 21, 2015)

A 9-year-old boy died and his father was flown to a hospital with serious injuries Saturday morning at about 8:40 A.M., EDT when they attempted to drive their SUV across the dangerous and unguarded intersection of Morrow County Road 32 and CSX railroad tracks two miles north of Iberia, OH and were struck by a westbound CSX freight train.

United Way Executive Director Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded CSX Crossing

(Waverly, Tennessee – March 20, 2015)

A winner of the Mrs. Tennessee Pageant in 1983, and current executive director of the United Way of Humphreys and Benton Counties was killed at about 12:45 P.M. Friday afternoon when the Ford Explorer SUV she was driving was struck and destroyed by a CSX freight train at the dangerous and unguarded private rural railroad crossing of Consoler Road and CSX railroad tracks near Waverly, TN.

Pennsylvania High School Student Walking to School, Killed by Norfolk Southern Train

(Lebanon, Pennsylvania – March 13, 2015)

A 16-year-old high school student, with his life ahead of him, had his dreams cut short early Friday morning at about 6:42 A.M., EDT as he walked to his classes at Lebanon, PA High School and was struck and killed instantly by a 42-car Norfolk Southern freight train being powered by three locomotives and traveling from Allentown to Harrisburg, PA.

Illinois Pedestrian Walking to Work, Killed by Union Pacific Train

(Ashton, Illinois – March 12, 2115)

A local man walking to his place of work along Union Pacific Railroad double tracks in the northern Illinois community of Ashton was hit and killed by a Union Pacific freight train headed in the same direction near Douglas Avenue at about 2:50 P.M., CDT Thursday afternoon.

Two Killed, Two in Critical Condition at Non-Gated Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Jefferson County, Kentucky – March 14, 2015)

Colorado Truck Driver Seriously Injured by BNSF Train at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Pueblo, Colorado – March 12, 2015)

The driver of a semi-trailer truck suffered fractures to both of his legs Thursday afternoon at about 4:30 P.M., MDT when his 18-wheeler collided with a Burlington Northern Santa Fe oil tanker train at the dangerous and unguarded Union Pacific Railroad crossing of Lime Road and UPRR tracks in Pueblo County, CO, near the city of Pueblo.

Injuries and Stories of Terror in the Wake of North Carolina Amtrak Wreck

(Halifax, North Carolina – March 10, 2015)