Railroad News

Bicyclist Dies When Struck by Amtrak Train

(Windsor Locks, Connecticut — July 16, 2011)

A 44-year-old resident of Windsor Locks, CT was killed late Saturday morning when he was struck by a New Haven, CT to Springfield, MA Amtrak train.

The victim was riding his bicycle across the Route 140/Bridge Street crossing of Connecticut DOT tracks in Windsor Locks. David Balaza died instantly when he was struck by the single car train with 35 passengers aboard.