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Train accidents

Oklahoma Motorist Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(Rush Springs, Oklahoma – February 26, 2016)

The 55-year-old driver of a 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck was still alive, but critically injured and trapped in the wreckage, after his eastbound vehicle was hit and dragged over a half mile by a northbound Union Pacific train hauling 65 freight cars at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of Grady County Road 1510 (Rockford Road) at about 12:29 P.M., CST last Friday afternoon.

Two Seriously Injured by Amtrak Train at Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

(St Louis County, Missouri – February 22, 2016)

Two as-yet unidentified men were being treated in a south St. Louis, MO County hospital Monday after their car was struck and heavily damaged by the St. Louis-bound Amtrak’s “Texas Eagle” early Monday morning at about 6:00 A.M., CST at the dangerous and completely unguarded crossing of Bussen Quarry Road and Union Pacific Railroad tracks.

One Killed and Another Seriously Injured in Louisiana at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Welsh, Louisiana – February 16, 2016)

A 69-year-old Iowa, LA woman was killed and her 43-year-old daughter seriously injured Tuesday morning at about 9:12 A.M. when their southbound 2006 Nissan Sentra was struck by a westbound freight train at the dangerous, deadly and unguarded BNSF Railway crossing of Oilfield Road (Louisiana Highway 1151) in Jefferson Davis Parish about 2 1/2 miles west of Welsh, LA.

One Killed, One Seriously Injured in Texas Semi Collision at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

(Justin, Texas – February 5, 2016)

Deadly CSX Crossing in Georgia Claims Another Life

(Palmetto, Georgia – February 5, 2016)

The death of 53-year-old Newnan, GA woman late Thursday evening marked the second fatal accident among the five train/highway vehicle collisions that have tragically occurred at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of a pair of CSX railroad tracks and Harper Street.

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)