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North Dakota Driver Killed at Unguarded BNSF Crossing as Train Blocks View of Second Train

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(Stanley, North Dakota – July 4, 2018) A 60-year-old resident of Mandan, ND was stopped and awaiting the passage of an eastbound BNSF freight train at a dangerous and unguarded, double-track country road crossing five miles west of Stanley, ND.  He then proceeded south over the tracks and into the path of a westbound… Finish Reading North Dakota Driver Killed at Unguarded BNSF Crossing as Train Blocks View of Second Train

Two Injured in Minnesota by Amtrak Train at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian Pacific Crossing

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(La Crescent, Minnesota – July 4, 2018) The driver and a passenger of a pickup truck were taken to a local hospital after being removed from their heavily-damaged vehicle which was struck by Amtrak’s “Empire Builder” at the unguarded Canadian Pacific crossing of Shore Acres Road just east of La Crescent, MN Wednesday shortly… Finish Reading Two Injured in Minnesota by Amtrak Train at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian Pacific Crossing

Arkansas County Employee Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unprotected Union Pacific Crossing

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(Poinsett, Arkansas – June 13, 2018) An unidentified employee of Poinsett County was airlifted to The Med in Memphis medical center after the gravel truck he was operating was struck by a Union Pacific freight train.  The incident occurred Wednesday morning about 8:00 A.M., CDT at the crossing of UPRR tracks and Greenfield Road.… Finish Reading Arkansas County Employee Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unprotected Union Pacific Crossing

Nebraska Motorist Dies at Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

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(North Bend, Nebraska – June 20, 2018) A 54-year-old Columbus, NE motorist was killed Wednesday night after being struck at 9:04 P.M., CDT while attempting to cross unguarded double Union Pacific Railroad tracks.  The victim was driving northbound on Dodge County Road 4 (also listed as McGinns Lake Road on county maps) and was… Finish Reading Nebraska Motorist Dies at Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

Four Killed in Arkansas at Unprotected Union Pacific Crossing

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(Tilton, Arkansas – June 16, 2018) Four people were killed after their 2009 Hyundai Sonata collided with a southbound Union Pacific freight train at an unprotected private crossing leading to a residence in the community of Tilton. Killed were the driver, John Miller, 44, and three passengers, Joetta Honey, 48, Nicholas Newton, 30, and… Finish Reading Four Killed in Arkansas at Unprotected Union Pacific Crossing

Three Killed in Tennessee at Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

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(Calhoun, Tennessee – June 21, 2018) Three adults, possibly related, were killed at about 5:25 P.M. Thursday afternoon when the 2009 Ford Focus was struck, overturned and demolished by a Norfolk Southern freight train. The collision occurred at a private road railway crossing ”where there are no lights or crossing arms” just outside of… Finish Reading Three Killed in Tennessee at Unguarded Norfolk Southern Crossing

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