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Missouri Passenger Hospitalized After Collision with Norfolk Southern Train at Unguarded Crossing

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(Monroe City, Missouri – January 10, 2019) A 17-year-old passenger was hospitalized at Hannibal Regional Hospital Thursday afternoon about 3:30 PM, CST near Monroe City, MO.  The teen was a passenger in a 1999 Chevrolet Malibu when it was struck by a westbound Norfolk Southern freight train at the unguarded highway-railroad crossing of Hazzard… Finish Reading Missouri Passenger Hospitalized After Collision with Norfolk Southern Train at Unguarded Crossing

Hundreds Evacuated in Georgia after Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

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(Bartow, Georgia – January 6, 2019) A seven-mile evacuation circle was ordered last Sunday after a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed 38 cars. Several of the cars were loaded with hazardous materials and some of which were compromised and spilled. The derailment occurred about 8:00 PM, EST, Sunday night near the Jefferson County, GA… Finish Reading Hundreds Evacuated in Georgia after Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

Ohio Motorist Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded, and Confusing Norfolk Southern Crossing

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(Orange Township, Ohio – December 29, 2018) A 61-year old Ohio man, not publicly identified pending notification of relatives, died at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of double Norfolk Southern tracks and Franklin Street in Orange Township, near Lewis Center, OH Saturday morning about 9:00 AM, EST. It was the fourth collision and second… Finish Reading Ohio Motorist Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded, and Confusing Norfolk Southern Crossing

Minnesota Mother and Two Daughters Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

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(Perham, Minnesota – December 22, 2018) A mother and her 2 daughters were airlifted to undisclosed area trauma centers after the car they were in was broadsided by a BNSF freight train. The collision occurred at the dangerous and unguarded double track crossing of 460th Street and BNSF rails about 3:25 PM, CST Saturday… Finish Reading Minnesota Mother and Two Daughters Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

Two Chicago Police Officers Pursuing Gunman Killed by South Shore Train

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(Chicago, Illinois – December 17, 2018) Two south side Chicago police officers who were pursuing a lone suspect believed to have a gun, died when they were struck by an Indiana-bound South Shore (Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District) passenger train.  According to reports, the suspect entered easily-accessible railroad property and the two police officer… Finish Reading Two Chicago Police Officers Pursuing Gunman Killed by South Shore Train

Montana Truck Driver Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Montana Rail Link Crossing

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(Belgrade, Montana — December 10, 2018) How a now-hospitalized semi-trailer dump truck driver survived a collision with a A semi-trailer dump truck driver was seriously injured after his truck was struck by a Montana Rail Link freight train late Monday afternoon about 2:48 P.M., MST.  The victim was an employee of TMC.  After the… Finish Reading Montana Truck Driver Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Montana Rail Link Crossing

South Dakota Motorist Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Regional Railroad Crossing

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(Elkton, South Dakota – December 5, 2018) A 41-year-old local woman was seriously injured about 3:10 P.M., CST Wednesday afternoon, when her Jeep was struck a Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern RR freight train. The collision occurred at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of RCP&E rails and Cornell Avenue in Elkton, SD. Silveria Felix-Molina… Finish Reading South Dakota Motorist Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Regional Railroad Crossing

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

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(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

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

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(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