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Train accidents

Georgia Humanitarian Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Eastman, Georgia – February 1, 2016)

A 72-year-old Eastman, GA woman, known for her kindness to animals, was killed at about 4:30 P.M. on Monday when the 2013 Nissan Rogue she was driving was struck on the driver’s side by a northbound Norfolk Southern freight train as she made a left turn onto Warehouse Road/Roy Mullins Road.

Family Says Crossing Gates Would have Prevented Arkansas KCS Crossing Tragedy

(Ogden, Arkansas – February 1, 2016)

Hazardous Material Derailment and Fire Force Hundreds of Ohio Residents from Homes

(Brewster, Ohio – February 1, 2016)

The derailment of eight tank cars and subsequent release of materials described by firefighters as butane and natural gas Monday night about 6:00 PM resulted in the evacuation of at least 500 residents from homes in the general area of the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad’s Brewster, OH rail yard as railroad officials attempted to downplay the situation.

One Killed and One Injured in Virginia at Dangerous, Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Roanoke County, Virginia – February 1, 2016)

One of two men operating an Appalachian Power flatbed truck was killed and the second was seriously injured after the truck was struck at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of Spring Hollow Access Road in Roanoke County, VA, near Salem, VA. Their truck was struck by a Norfolk Southern freight train consisting of three locomotives and 14 cars late Monday morning about 11:50 A.M., EST.

Nebraska Farm Worker Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Central City, Nebraska – January 26, 2016)

Louisiana Mother and Child Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Shreveport, Louisiana – January 27, 2016)

A mother and her two-year-old son were transported to University Health Services in Shreveport after their car collided with a string of railroad tank cars being backed across the dangerous and unguarded industrial crossing of Union Pacific Railroad tracks and Alto Vista Road in the Hollywood area of Shreveport, LA just before 10 PM, CST Wednesday night.

Arkansas Double Fatality at Notorious, Unguarded and Dangerous KCS Crossing

(Ogden, Arkansas – January 21, 2016)

Two Arkansas residents, a 37-year-old and a 10-year-old, are both dead after the eastbound 2007 Hyundai in which they were riding with a 66-year-old female driver, was struck on the passenger side and demolished by a northbound Kansas City Southern freight train at the dangerous, unguarded and acutely-angled crossing of Pine Street in the small community of Ogden Thursday afternoon at about 5:27 P.M., CST.

Two Seriously Injured in North Carolina at Dangerous, Non-Gated Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Kinston, North Carolina – January 19, 2016)

Florida Driver Killed by Amtrak Train While Trapped on a CSX Crossing

(Jacksonville, Florida – January 14, 2016)

Texas Semi Driver Killed by Amtrak Train at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Mesquite, Texas – January 14, 2016)