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Texas Teacher Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Watco Short Line Crossing

By Pottroff Law Office, P.A. |

(Terry County, Texas — January 6, 2018) A 22-year-old school teacher died instantly at about 10 PM, CST Friday night when her vehicle collided with the side of a Lubbock & Western Railway train. The train was pulling black oil tank cars across an unguarded crossing in Terry County, TX near Seagraves, TX. The… Finish Reading Texas Teacher Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Watco Short Line Crossing

Oklahoma Motorist Killed at Unguarded and Extremely Skewed BNSF Crossing

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(Goltry, Oklahoma – January 1, 2017) A 33-year-old Cleo Springs, OK resident was killed last Monday afternoon about 4:23 P.M., CST, when his 2009 Dodge Ram pickup truck was hit by a northwest-bound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train. The collision occured at the dangerous, unguarded and extremely angular crossing of BNSF rails and… Finish Reading Oklahoma Motorist Killed at Unguarded and Extremely Skewed BNSF Crossing

Wisconsin Couple Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian National Crossing

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(Spencer, Wisconsin – December 12, 2017) A driver and his passenger were both being treated for serious in a Clark County, WI hospital following a Tuesday collision between their pickup truck and a Canadian National freight train. The collision took place at the dangerous and unguarded road/rail intersection of Century Road and CN railroad… Finish Reading Wisconsin Couple Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian National Crossing

Michigan Teen Killed After His Car Becomes Lodged on Narrow Amtrak Crossing

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(Lawton, Michigan – December 19, 2017) Less than a week before Christmas, a Bronson, MI mother was left grieving her second family member in barely six months after a Port Huron-bound Amtrak “Blue Water Service” train with 215 passengers on board struck a pickup truck driven by her 17-year-old son.  The motorist was attempting… Finish Reading Michigan Teen Killed After His Car Becomes Lodged on Narrow Amtrak Crossing

Three Confirmed Killed, Over Fifty Seriously Injured as Amtrak Train Derails in Washington State

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(DuPont, Washington — December 18, 2017) Speculation was focusing on an Amtrak inaugural run’s possible over speed operation Monday after the launch of Amtrak’s Cascade passenger train ran off the rails at about 7:50 A.M., PST.  The train, loaded with 78 passengers and five crew members, derailed its lead locomotive and 14 cars onto… Finish Reading Three Confirmed Killed, Over Fifty Seriously Injured as Amtrak Train Derails in Washington State

One Killed, Two Seriously Injured in Indiana at Dangerous, Unguarded Louisville & Indiana Railroad Crossing

By Pottroff Law Office, P.A. |

(Sellersburg, Indiana – December 15, 2017) One man was declared dead and two other occupants of a Kentucky-licensed SUV were flown to the University of Louisville Hospital after a Louisville & Indiana Railroad freight train slammed into their vehicle.  The vehicle was traveling westbound on Bringham Drive in Sellersburg, IN Friday afternoon about 4:00… Finish Reading One Killed, Two Seriously Injured in Indiana at Dangerous, Unguarded Louisville & Indiana Railroad Crossing

Pennsylvania Man Killed at Non-Gated Norfolk Southern Crossing

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(Alburtis, Pennsylvania – December 14, 2017) Slick road conditions coupled with the lack of a crossing gate likely contributed to the tragic death of a Lowhill Township, PA motorist Thursday morning in Alburtis, PA.  At about 5:30 A.M., EST a motorist’s vehicle was struck by a Norfolk Southern freight train hauling cars to Ohio. … Finish Reading Pennsylvania Man Killed at Non-Gated Norfolk Southern Crossing

Idaho Semi Truck Driver is the Second Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

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(Caldwell, Idaho – December 7, 2017) A 61-year-old Nampa, ID driver of a semi trailer truck hauling a gravel trailer became the second fatality to be suffered at the dangerous and unguarded Union Pacific rail crossing of Look Lane in Caldwell, ID. The collision which took the driver’s life occurred at about 10:00 A.M.,… Finish Reading Idaho Semi Truck Driver is the Second Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

Alabama Motorist Killed at Non-Gated Norfolk Southern Crossing

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(Satsuma, Alabama – December 5, 2017) The tragic death of a 22-year old local female in a collision between her vehicle on East Bayou Avenue and a Norfolk Southern freight train in Satsuma, AL Tuesday afternoon about 1:00 P.M., EST, is causing officials to rethink the city’s rail crossing safety plan. Wendi Thomas was… Finish Reading Alabama Motorist Killed at Non-Gated Norfolk Southern Crossing

Two Killed and One Seriously Injured in Iowa at Non-Gated, Potentially Malfunctioning Canadian Pacific Crossing

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(Nora Springs, Iowa – December 1, 2017) A man and his wife, both 66 years old, of Harvard, IL, lost their lives when their 2016 Chevrolet Equinox SUV was struck on the front passenger side by a Canadian Pacific freight train. The collision occurred at the non-gated crossing of CP rails and Zinnia  Avenue… Finish Reading Two Killed and One Seriously Injured in Iowa at Non-Gated, Potentially Malfunctioning Canadian Pacific Crossing