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Two Killed and Three Seriously Injured in Mississippi at Non-Gated BNSF Crossing that was Approved for Gates, but Not Installed

By Pottroff Law Office, P.A. |

(Red Banks, Mississippi – December 4, 2018) Two residents of Memphis, TN were killed and three of their traveling companions seriously injured after the van they were riding in was struck by a southbound BNSF freight train.  The collision occurred Tuesday afternoon at the non-gated, angular and vegetation-obscured crossing of North Red Banks Road.… Finish Reading Two Killed and Three Seriously Injured in Mississippi at Non-Gated BNSF Crossing that was Approved for Gates, but Not Installed

Illinois Farmer Killed by Amtrak Train at Private, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

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(Wyanet, Illinois – November 22, 2018) A 25-year-old male farmer lost his life at an unguarded, but legal, private crossing of BNSF railroad tracks near the Bureau County community of Wyanet, IL. The collision tragically occurred last Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) morning about 9:35 A.M., CST.  The victim was labeled as a “trespasser” by an… Finish Reading Illinois Farmer Killed by Amtrak Train at Private, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

Indiana Motorist Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded CSX Crossing

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(Lebanon, Indiana – November 20, 2018) An as-yet unidentified woman motorist escaped death, but was seriously injured, when her car was struck by a CSX freight train Tuesday. The collision occurred at the crossing of CSX rails and CR 250 N near Lebanon, IN. Witnesses said the woman froze as she pulled slowly across… Finish Reading Indiana Motorist Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded CSX Crossing

Six Injured in Fort Worth, Texas Area When Trinity Rail Express Collides with Truck at Deadly Crossing

By Pottroff Law Office, P.A. |

(Euless, Texas – November 21, 2018) Barely three months after two truckers were killed and over 40 passengers and crew members were injured in a similar crash, another Trinity Railway Express train has collided with an 18-wheeler. This time a train collided with a tank truck filled with liquid asphalt, at the lighted, gated,… Finish Reading Six Injured in Fort Worth, Texas Area When Trinity Rail Express Collides with Truck at Deadly Crossing

Two Killed in Colorado at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

By Pottroff Law Office, P.A. |

(Platteville, Colorado – November 20, 2018) Two as-yet-unidentified victims died early Tuesday morning when their Nissan Altima was struck and overturned by a Union Pacific freight train as they attempted to cross Union Pacific tracks as they drove eastbound on Weld County Road 34 in Platteville, CO. Platteville Police investigating the collision would not… Finish Reading Two Killed in Colorado at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

Two Indiana Teens Killed at Non-Gated Louisville & Indiana Railroad Crossing

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(Columbus, Indiana – November 16, 2018) Two Columbus, IN teenagers died as a result of their injuries after their 2015 Nissan Versa was struck by a Louisville & Indiana freight train. The collision occurred at the non-gated crossing of L&I tracks and Bartholomew County Road West 550 North along a deadly stretch of railroad… Finish Reading Two Indiana Teens Killed at Non-Gated Louisville & Indiana Railroad Crossing

North Dakota Farm Truck Driver Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

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(Cleveland, North Dakota – November 8, 2018) A 44-year-old Montpelier, ND trucker driving a semi-tractor and hauling a trailer fully loaded with grain received serious but non-life-threatening injuries Thursday about 1:38 PM, CST.  His truck was struck by a BNSF coal train at the dangerous and unguarded rail crossing of BNSF tracks and 64th… Finish Reading North Dakota Farm Truck Driver Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

Six Florida Passengers Injured as Amtrak Train Collides with Semi Truck at CSX Crossing

By Pottroff Law Office, P.A. |

(Palatka, Florida – November 8, 2018) Six passengers aboard an Amtrak train bound for Miami, FL suffered injuries when the train struck a semi trailer truck loaded with gypsum panels at about 10:30 AM, EST Thursday morning.  The collision occurred when the truck was extended over the tracks due to the proximity of paralleling… Finish Reading Six Florida Passengers Injured as Amtrak Train Collides with Semi Truck at CSX Crossing

Ohio Pedestrian Killed by Train Which Was Obscured by Second Train at a Norfolk Southern Crossing

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(Salem, Ohio – October 31, 2018) A 62-year-old maintenance employee who had just completed his second shift duty at the American Standard plant in Salem, OH was killed as he tried to cross Norfolk Southern railroad tracks that separate the plant from the employee parking lot at about 11:51 PM, EDT, Wednesday night. Frank… Finish Reading Ohio Pedestrian Killed by Train Which Was Obscured by Second Train at a Norfolk Southern Crossing

Minnesota Semi Driver Killed at Unguarded BNSF Crossing

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(Raymond, Minnesota — October 22, 2018) A driver of a semi-trailer truck hauling sugar beets died when his 18-wheeler was struck by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway freight train about 6:00 PM, CDT Monday. The deadly collision occurred at the dangerous and unguarded intersection of BNSF tracks and Kandi-Chippewa Line Road just outside… Finish Reading Minnesota Semi Driver Killed at Unguarded BNSF Crossing