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Minnesota Farm Worker Killed at Unguarded BNSF Crossing in North Dakota

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(Des Lacs, North Dakota – September 9, 2017) A 74-year-old resident of Hollandale, MN, was killed Saturday afternoon at about 1:45 P.M. The incident occurred when his southbound pickup truck was struck by an eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of 198th Street NW about a mile… Finish Reading Minnesota Farm Worker Killed at Unguarded BNSF Crossing in North Dakota

California Pedestrian Killed by Amtrak Train in Martinez

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(Martinez, California – September 10, 2017) A 53-year-old local woman was killed as she was attempted to cross Union Pacific Railroad tracks to access a popular recreation and park area in Martinez, CA.  She was struck from behind by a passenger train at about 11:30 A.M., PDT, Sunday morning. Dori Garner was struck by… Finish Reading California Pedestrian Killed by Amtrak Train in Martinez

Texas Semi Truck Driver Killed at Unguarded, Private BNSF Crossing

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(Miami, Texas – September 6, 2017) A 27 year old semi driver from Pampa, TX was killed at the dangerous and unguarded road/rail intersection of Rafter L Road and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad tracks early Wednesday afternoon at about 2:00 P.M., CDT. The location of the collision is about six miles east of… Finish Reading Texas Semi Truck Driver Killed at Unguarded, Private BNSF Crossing

Nine Year Old Virginia Child Killed in CSX Rail Yard

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(Henrico, Virginia – September 4, 2017) A 9-year-old Henrico, VA boy, celebrating his last day of vacation before the start of school the next day, succumbed to massive injuries he suffered when he seemingly entered an easily accessible CSX railroad freight yard.  The yard is near the boy’s home when he entered it to… Finish Reading Nine Year Old Virginia Child Killed in CSX Rail Yard

Kansas Motorist Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

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(Allen County, Kansas – September 2, 2017) A 62-year-old motorist from Elsmore, KS was fatally injured early Saturday afternoon at about 1:02 P.M., CDT, when her eastbound 2008 Honda was struck by a southbound Union Pacific freight train. The collision occurred at the dangerous and unguarded intersection of UPRR tracks and Idaho Road in… Finish Reading Kansas Motorist Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

Wisconsin Driver Killed, Passenger Seriously Injured Vegetation Obstructed, Dangerous and Unguarded Canadian National Crossing

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(Barron, Wisconsin – September 2, 2017) A female motorist, said to be if Somali heritage, died Saturday morning at about 10:43 A.M., CDT, when the sedan she was driving was struck by a Canadian National freight train at the dangerous, unguarded and heavily foliage-obscured crossing of North Mill Street in Barron, WI. Asli Abdi… Finish Reading Wisconsin Driver Killed, Passenger Seriously Injured Vegetation Obstructed, Dangerous and Unguarded Canadian National Crossing

Wisconsin Motorist Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

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(Holland, Wisconsin – August 30, 2017) An as-yet unidentified 24-year-old local man was seriously injured just before midnight Wednesday when his vehicle collided with a Union Pacific freight train at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of Hoftiezer Road and UPRR tracks near the Town of Holland in Sheboygan County, WI. Sheriff’s officers did not… Finish Reading Wisconsin Motorist Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

New York Motorist Killed at Confusing, Non-Gated CSX Crossing

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(Ripley, New York – August 24, 2017) A 58-year-old local woman driving an SUV was killed at about 3:30 P.M., EDT. It was thought she mistook crossing signals operating at parallel CSX/NS non-gated crossings about 50 yards apart to be flashing for a train passing on a second track over Goodrich Street in Ripley,… Finish Reading New York Motorist Killed at Confusing, Non-Gated CSX Crossing

Philadelphia Area Commuter Trains Collide, Injuring Dozens

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(Upper Darby, Pennsylvania – August 22, 2017) A high-speed Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) commuter train, carrying an as-yet undetermined number of passengers, smashed into a parked, unoccupied SEPTA train shortly after midnight (12:15 A.M., EDT) last Tuesday. The collision occurred at one of the commuter rail carrier’s busiest stations, injuring dozens of homeward-bound… Finish Reading Philadelphia Area Commuter Trains Collide, Injuring Dozens

Teen Semi Driver in Serious Condition after Collision at Non-Gated South Dakota Crossing

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(Blunt, South Dakota – August 17, 2017) A 16-year-old Pierre, SD semi driver was taken to Avera St. Mary’s Hospital where he was admitted with life-threatening injuries after the twin-trailer truck he was using to haul wheat collided with a Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern freight train.  The collision derailed the locomotive.  It occurred… Finish Reading Teen Semi Driver in Serious Condition after Collision at Non-Gated South Dakota Crossing