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Durham Police are warning drivers to prevent train accidents by not stopping on the train tracks while waiting for a traffic light to turn green. On Tuesday, an ... Police say the child's father was stopped at a traffic light on the railroad tracks when the railroad's train alert arms came down around the vehicle.
A teenage boy died Monday after a pickup truck he was driving flipped near Railroad Avenue and Rector Road south of Sanger, according to authorities. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner has identified the boy as 16-year-old Zachary Thompson, of Lake Dallas. He was pronounced dead at the scene ...

A 57-year-old Pevely woman was seriously hurt April 6 after crashing into a passing train in Crystal City. The accident happened about 10 p.m. at First Street and Mississippi Avenue, Crystal City Police Chief Chad Helms said. “Upon arrival, our officers found a crashed vehicle near the railroad tracks which ...
The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed the victim was an Amtrak employee and sent a pair of investigators to survey the scene. ”We are deeply saddened by the death of an Amtrak engineering employee this morning in Bowie, Maryland. We are working closely with the FRA (Federal Railroad ...
BELLE PLAINE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Benton County Sheriff's Office was notified by the Union Pacific Railroad around midnight that a train had hit a pedestrian. Authorities say one person has died in the accident. Around 6:20 a.m. railroad crossings were reopened. Belle Plaine Police Department and ...
NEEDHAM (CBS) – A truck hauling a piece of construction equipment became wedged underneath a railroad bridge in Needham on Saturday. The accident occurred just before 9 ... Service on the Needham Commuter Rail was delayed while crews cleared the accident scene. There is no word on injuries.

Think Train." 2017 had no reported train accidents in Otero County with Friday's accident being the first one of 2018. In 2015, there also were no reported train accidents in Otero County but Union Pacific had the one reported accident in March 2016. In 2014 a Union Pacific railroad train slightly struck a Fort ...
“Despite a law that requires a DOT study of railroad crossings and lots of pressure on Metro-North neither has done anything to make rail crossings any safer,” said Albinati at the Commerce ... The senator's outrage is especially pertinent considering New York's rising rates of railroad crossing accidents.
As an old railroad fan, I tell you I'm not too excited about this because this latest extension is on land that was never part of the old railroad line that ... Probably the worst accident in the A&W's history occurred when a tank car filled with a caustic chemical left the track and ruptured in Maplewood in the late ...
The 1969 Legislature created the GCPF program to provide money for safety measures to reduce accidents and fatalities at public and private crossings and along railroad tracks. The UTC regulates railroad safety, including approving new grade crossings and closing or altering existing rail crossings, ...
The accident occurred when a westbound Southwestern Railroad train traveled through a switch left in the reverse position at the east end of the Chisum siding, just south of Roswell, and collided with Southwestern Railroad's Roswell Local, which was standing in the siding. The conductor of the standing ...
Gretchen and Freddie Fowler lost their son Anthony in a tragic accident a little more than five years ago. Soon, they will be hosting a fundraiser in lieu of his 18th birthday party, consistent with this couple's every day mission to show gratitude. The fundraiser — an event known as the Rally at the Railroad ...
The accident, which also derailed 11 locomotives and three empty hopper cars, occurred when a westbound Southwestern Railroad train traveled through a switch left in the reverse position at the east end of the Chisum siding and collided with Southwestern Railroad's Roswell Local, which was standing ...
The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday recommended that railroad companies install video and audio recording devices in their locomotive cabs ... Data presented at the meeting showed human-caused accidents have accounted for 37 percent of the events reported to the Federal Railroad ...
The Nemaha County Sheriff's Office says 86-year-old Donald Kruger was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on the east edge of Auburn on Highway 136. Authorities say Kruger's pickup was ... The sheriff's office and Union Pacific Railroad are investigating the accident. Auburn Fire and Rescue ...
The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed two bipartisan railroad data and information security bills. One of the bills calls on the ... "Better FRA accident reporting and STB cybersecurity measures will make a difference for the safety of our nation's rail system moving forward." To learn about ...
... Safety Person of the Year for demonstrating a "consistent and passionate dedication to safety" during a 15-year railroad career, ASLRRA officials said. ... provides classroom education and hands-on training to enhance their effectiveness in response to potential rail-car accidents and chemical releases; ...

It happened along Teays Valley Road a little before 4 p.m. Monday on a railroad crossing that leads to several businesses across from Hurricane High School. Jason Lovejoy was just leaving work when he drove onto the crossing. "It was just a split second too late," Lovejoy said. "I didn't see the train, and I ...
One of the three accidents that occurred Tuesday morning took place on the railroad overpass on Highway 30, west of Carroll near Hawthorne Avenue. At approximately 5 a.m., the Carroll County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene to find that 63-year-old David De Jesus Avalos of Westside had lost ...
49 happened about 2:15 p.m., said Jones County sheriff's Deputy Barron Hall, who worked the crash. The driver ran off the road and hit a steep culvert pipe, which propelled the vehicle almost directly next to the track, Hall said. Railroad officials were notified to halt any potential train traffic until the accident ...
Police investigate the scene where a man was struck and killed by an Amtrak passenger train near Railroad Avenue at the Colonie town line on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. ... The National Transportation Safety Board says 733 people were killed in railroad accidents in in the U.S. in 2016. Sponsored Links ...
WESTOVER — A pedestrian was transported to the hospital Wednesday after an accident involving a train, according to Monongalia County Sheriff's deputies. The incident happened at the Westover Bridge, which connects Westover to Morgantown. Officials said the train involved in the accident was a ...
Police have found the driver of a tractor-trailer truck that hit a railroad bridge abutment hard enough Monday morning to move it off its foundations and then kept going. The Apex Police Department charged Rayvon Smith, 41, of Henderson on Monday afternoon with leaving the scene of an accident.
According to the Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis, about a quarter of rail accidents last year were caused by defects in tracks, ... A year later, a BNSF train spilled tens of thousands of gallons of oil in Montana, due to an accident blamed on missing fasteners used to hold rails in place.
Nationwide, the rail industry has spent nearly $14 billion installing train control equipment over the past several years, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. The National Transportation Safety Board says the technology could have prevented 145 railroad accidents, saved an estimated 300 lives ...
Many people seek out railroad tracks for photos, but it's something Union Pacific warns is illegal and deadly. “Think you'll hear or see ... According to Richard Gent, who runs Operation Lifesaver in Nevada, there have been two train vs. pedestrian accidents in Washoe County this year. Operation Lifesaver is ...
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Huntsville emergency crews say two people died during a collision between a train and a vehicle at the Moores Mill Rd. near Stanwood Blvd. NE railroad crossing. Police said the driver did not stop as the train approached the area. Tyler Berryhill, Madison County Deputy Coroner, ...
Although railroad-crossing crashes have been on the decline for the past decade other data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggests a spike nationally between 2015 and 2016. The NHTSA says the number of people killed in railroad crossing accidents in 2016 was up 16 percent ...
Nationwide, the rail industry has spent nearly $14 billion installing train control equipment over the past several years, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. The National Transportation Safety Board says the technology could have prevented 145 railroad accidents, saved an estimated 300 lives ...
Bob Barnes surveys the site of an accident Thursday morning involving a van and a freight train at a railroad intersection on Christian County Road 1800 East near Nokomis. The crash killed the van's five occupants including Barnes' friend Mary Pugsley. Barnes came to the scene the day after to find out ...
The 22News I-Team has been at the crash site these last two days and discovered this isn't the first deadly accident at this railroad crossing. We'll reveal the ... The I-Team pulled accident records and discovered 5 people have died and there have been 7 accidents involving a train here since 1975.
HELENA — Railroad accidents and fatalities have decreased in Montana in the past decade, reflecting efforts by the railroads to improve safety and by the state to communicate more with federal regulators and detecting trends, state and railroad officials said. According to data from the Federal Railroad ...
A worker was killed in a rail accident at the Big Soo Terminal, 4101 Harbor Drive, shortly before noon Wednesday. MASON DOCKTER mdockter@siouxcityjournal.com · Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. SIOUX CITY -- A worker died as a result of an accident shortly before noon Wednesday at the Big ...
SPARTA — A train conductor was killed early Tuesday in Sparta in a railroad accident. Sparta authorities found Robert Hemling, 39, of Randolph, unresponsive at Cedar Creek Lumber about 8:20 a.m. after an “accident with a train,” according to Sparta police. He was pronounced dead at a Mayo Clinic ...
Authorities say a semi heading northbound on May Avenue was too tall and collided with the railroad bridge. The semi tipped over after hitting the bridge and ... TAC 5: Tragic accident involving a truck with a hydraulic lift and a passenger car just north of Reno on May Ave. Truck driver ejected and critical.
SPARTA — A train conductor was killed early Tuesday in Sparta in a railroad accident. Sparta authorities found Robert Hemling, 39, of Randolph, Wis., unresponsive at Cedar Creek Lumber about 8:20 a.m. after an “accident with a train,” according to Sparta police. He was pronounced dead at a Mayo ...
A prominent lawyer from McDonough, A.J. “Buddy” Welch Jr., was killed Friday morning after his ATV was hit by a train at a railroad crossing in Butts County, ... The accident that claimed Welch's life happened about 7:30 a.m. at a railroad crossing located on Mt. Pleasant Church Road in Butts County, ...
The Senate, in particular the Commerce Committee, has a duty to ensure potential board members have a sound grasp of railroad economics and the ... Train accident rates are down nearly 80 percent, while railroads have invested more than $600 billion of their own funds into network improvements.
Using accidents as a sample representative of the entire industry is, to speak plainly, nonsense, as the accident is the exception, the non-ordinary event on the railroad. If we want to use accidents to try and detect a trend, then at the very least we would have to look at the trend for all accidents over the time ...
The victim was walking his dog along the railroad tracks. Police said the train came through the area, which scared the dog, causing the dog to pull the victim onto the railroad tracks. Family notifications were made. The accident occurred at approximately 6:41 a.m., Waukesha Police and Waukesha Fire ...
It happened just before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 27 at Cedar Creek Lumber (formerly Lake States Lumber) in Sparta. Police responded to a report of a railroad employee with life-threatening injuries from an accident with a train. Sparta officers found the train conductor, 39-year-old Robert Hemling of ...
Upon arrival, a male and a dog were found lying near the railroad tracks. The victim was medically assessed by Waukesha Fire Department personnel but did not survive. The dog was taken to the Emergency Veterinary Clinic -- but succumbed to its injuries prior to arriving at the facility. The name of the ...
HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A Florida woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Westmoreland County on Friday. It happened just before 5 p.m. on Mount Pleasant Road in Hempfield Township. According to Pennsylvania State Police, 53-year-old Randi Jo Clair, of Lady Lake, Fla., was ...
POTTERVILLE, Mich. (WILX) - A train crash has caused a power outage in the City of Potterville. The crash happened around 8:40 p.m. Saturday on Vermontville Highway, west of downtown Potterville. A train and U-Haul vehicle collided on the railroad tracks. Police on scene say the U-Haul driver and a ...
While the accident is still under investigation, a preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report found the truck may have maneuvered around the crossing arm before being struck by the ... Accidents can happen any time — 73 percent of railroad crossing accidents occur in clear weather conditions.
Just over a month ago, a chartered Amtrak train carrying members of Congress, their staff and their families collided with a truck at a rail crossing in Virginia, killing a passenger of the truck and injuring several others. Our hearts go out not only to those who lost a family member that morning, but for the hundreds who are ...
Prominent McDonough-based attorney A.J. “Buddy” Welch Jr. was killed early Friday in an accident at a railroad crossing in the Cork community of Butts ... Butts County Sheriff Gary Long confirmed that Welch, 73, was on an ATV at a railroad crossing at Mt. Pleasant Church Road when he was struck by a ...
Daytime sleepiness may result in mistakes at work and an increased risk of automobile and railroad accidents. Because of these potential consequences, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared sleep apnea a public health epidemic. Spike in Claims of Sleep Apnea. In its analysis ...
One side of Phillip Murray Bridge was closed for about an hour Friday morning after a car rolled onto railroad tracks in Canonsburg. Canonsburg Wreck 06 ... only minor damage. The portion of Morganza Road that passes over the bridge leaving Canonsburg was closed until the accident was cleared.
McDONOUGH— Prominent McDonough-based attorney A.J. “Buddy” Welch Jr. was killed early Friday in an accident at a railroad crossing in the Cork ... Butts County Sheriff Gary Long confirmed that Welch, 73, was on an ATV at a railroad crossing at Mt. Pleasant Church Road when he was struck by a train ...


 

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