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Kentucky Motorist Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded CSX Crossing

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(Worthville, Kentucky – June 7, 2018) A railroad grade crossing with an unusual, unguarded design has now been the site of three train/highway vehicle collisions. The latest collision occurred last Thursday morning when an unidentified motorist was hospitalized after a CSX freight train struck his car at the grade crossing of Stephanus Creek Road… Finish Reading Kentucky Motorist Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded CSX Crossing

Several Injured after Amtrak Train Hits Tractor at Unguarded Private Crossing

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(Mount Joy, Pennsylvania – June 5, 2018) A 40 passenger Keystone Service Amtrak train collided with and destroyed a farm tractor resulting in various crash-related injuries. The collision occurred at Bender’s Crossing on Amtrak owned double-rails, Tuesday about 10:00 A.M., EDT. Contractors for the crossing are aware of the danger of not having automatic… Finish Reading Several Injured after Amtrak Train Hits Tractor at Unguarded Private Crossing

Deadly Norfolk Southern Crossing Killed Two More as Amtrak Train’s Approach was Blocked Behind Standing Freight Train

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(Lipscomb, Alabama – May 30, 2018) An adult brother and sister are dead after Amtrak’s Southern Crescent killed the pair as they pulled out in front of a standing Norfolk Southern freight train that blocked their view of the New Orleans-bound passenger train. The Amtrak train was coming beside the NS freight train on… Finish Reading Deadly Norfolk Southern Crossing Killed Two More as Amtrak Train’s Approach was Blocked Behind Standing Freight Train

Railroad Crossing Blockages Throughout the United States more than just an Inconvenience to Affected Communities

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(Waterloo, Iowa – May 17, 2018) The too-often railroad practice of denying access to normal routes of travel has reached an epidemic point for many residents in urban America.  Some communities are taking action through levying fines against the massive and powerful railroad industry as well.  Many victims of the railroad industry’s failure to… Finish Reading Railroad Crossing Blockages Throughout the United States more than just an Inconvenience to Affected Communities

South Carolina Pedestrian Killed by Norfolk Southern Train after Pedestrian Bridge is Removed and Never Replaced

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(Greenville, South Carolina – May 8, 2018) The tragic death on Tuesday of 57-year-old Ernestine Gina Dixon, a mother of three and grandmother to several, was being called “the unintended consequence of failing to act on the needs of the (Greenville, SC) neighborhood (Southernside) , a low income area just west of downtown where… Finish Reading South Carolina Pedestrian Killed by Norfolk Southern Train after Pedestrian Bridge is Removed and Never Replaced

Two Killed in Colorado at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

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(Littleton, Colorado – May 15, 2018) A father and son from Thornton, CO were identified as the two people who were killed after their minivan was struck on the passenger’s side by a BNSF freight train.  The van was dragged approximately 1,500 feet before it came to a rest.  The collision occurred Tuesday afternoon… Finish Reading Two Killed in Colorado at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

Idaho Motorist is Fourth Person Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

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(Rupert, Idaho – May 4, 2018) A 30-year-old resident of Rupert, ID tragically became the fourth fatality to occur at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of Union Pacific Railroad tracks and 800 E. Road near Rupert about 8:10 A.M., MDT Friday morning. This time the victim of the confusing and unprotected triple track crossing… Finish Reading Idaho Motorist is Fourth Person Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

Two Virginia Teens Killed by Amtrak Train on Frequently Used CSX Pathway

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(Chester, Virginia – May 9, 2018) Two local teenagers died near a frequently-traversed rail pathway along double CSX railroad tracks. The teens first waited for a CSX freight train to clear the tracks, and then were struck by Amtrak’s New York-bound Palmetto with 123 passengers and crew on board.  The Amtrak train was hidden… Finish Reading Two Virginia Teens Killed by Amtrak Train on Frequently Used CSX Pathway

Vermont Motorist Injured in Crash with Amtrak Train at Dangerous, Unguarded Central Vermont Railway Crossing

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(St. Albans, Vermont – April 28, 2018) A Highgate, VT motorist driving an SUV suffered undisclosed injuries at about 8:55 P.M., EDT Saturday night when her vehicle was struck on the passenger’s side by Amtrak’s “Vermonter” train.  The Amtrak train was traveling on Central Vermont Railway tracks.  The collision occurred at the unguarded crossing… Finish Reading Vermont Motorist Injured in Crash with Amtrak Train at Dangerous, Unguarded Central Vermont Railway Crossing

Kansas Motorist Killed at Questionably Maintained Union Pacific Crossing

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(Maple Hill, Kansas – April 27, 2018) A Kansas farmer was killed by a Union Pacific train Friday evening at about 6:00 P.M., CDT, when he had a trailer detach from his 2017 Ford F-150 pickup truck as he attempted to drive across the intersection of Willard Road and Union Pacific tracks about two… Finish Reading Kansas Motorist Killed at Questionably Maintained Union Pacific Crossing