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Train accidents

Kentucky Dump Truck Driver Killed at Non-Gated Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Walton, Kentucky – October 3, 2014)

Texas Motorist Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Iola, Texas – October 1, 2014)

The lack of any form of active crossing protective devices at a railroad crossing in the small east central Texas of Iola had plenty to do with an accident which brought injury to a local female motorist Wednesday when she tried to cross BNSF railroad tracks at the dangerous, unguarded, and elevated crossing of Grimes County Road 122.

Louisiana Driver Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Kansas City Southern Crossing

(Colfax, Louisiana – October 1, 2014)

The lack of any active crossing warning system was once again a factor as a 66-year-old Louisiana motorist lost his life at the dangerous and unguarded Kansas City Southern Grant Parish railroad crossing on the southern edge of Colfax, LA Wednesday afternoon at about 3:24 P.M., CDT.

Louisiana Motorist Seriously Injured at Notorious, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Cade, Louisiana – September 29, 2014)

Two Texans Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Bridgeport, Texas – September 29, 2014)

Both the driver and a passenger in the cab of an 18-wheeler were seriously injured Monday afternoon at about 12:45 P.M. when their truck was struck and the cab ripped from the frame of the tractor by an eastbound Union Pacific freight train at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of a private drive and UPRR railroad tracks across from Don’s Air Conditioning between Bridgeport and Paradise, TX.

Florida Driver Killed, Passengers Escape Pickup Caught in Traffic at Amtrak Crossing

 (Longwood, Florida – September 20, 2014)

A 28-year-old man was killed by Amtrak’s “Silver Meteor” when he was unable to follow passengers believed to be his wife and daughter in escaping from a pickup truck which became caught up in highway traffic at the intersection of Florida State Road 434 and CFCR (Central Florida Community Rail Transit) railroad tracks in downtown Longwood, FL at about 2:25 P.M., EDT Saturday afternoon.

Louisiana Log Truck Driver Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Plain Dealing, Louisiana – September 24, 2014)

The 43-year-old driver of an empty log truck semi trailer died Wednesday afternoon at about 3:40 P.M., CDT as he attempted to cross Union Pacific Railroad tracks after making a delivery of logs to the Anthony Forest Products mill on Industrial Drive in Plain Dealing, LA.

Tennessee Motorcyclist Killed at Non-Gated Crossing

(Nashville, Tennessee – September 23, 2014)

A 50-year-old motorcycle driver from Adamsville, TN was killed at the non-gated crossing of Tennessee Highway 70/Lebanon Pike/Hermitage Avenue and Nashville & Eastern Railroad tracks just southeast of downtown Nashville, TN at about 11:45 A.M. Tuesday morning when he tried to stop for a single locomotive, laid his cycle down, and slid into the oncoming locomotive.

Illinois Woman Killed at Norfolk Southern Crossing

(Taylorville, Illinois – September 21, 2014)

A 66-year-old Taylorville, IL woman was killed early Sunday morning at about 2:00 A.M. when her car became stuck at the strangely-configured crossing of Norfolk Southern railroad tracks and South Webster Street in Taylorville and was struck by a northeast-bound NS freight train hauling hazardous materials.