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Train Hits Pickup Truck in Pennslyvania

A freight train hit a pickup truck that was trying to beat the train at a railway crossing. The train accident happened in Monaca, Pennslyvania last night. The driver of the truck was injured and…

Shannon Weidemann

Train Injures Man in West Palm Beach

A car crossing the railroad tracks at Riverside Drive and Alternate A1A was hit by a FEC train on Saturday. The train accident happened in West Palm Beach. The 27-year-old driver of the car was injured in the accident. The victim was attempting to cross west over the tracks at about 3:20 a.m., in his silver 2001 four-door Audi when it was struck by a southbound FEC train. He is listed in…

Shannon Weidemann

Union Station Train Accident Injures Seven

A train accident at Union Station in Washington D.C. involving a commuter train and an Amtrak locomotive injured seven people on Thursday. The MARC commuter train from Baltimore had just arrived and passengers were disembarking when it was struck by the locomotive. The six-car MARC train 419 had come to a stop at its usual platform at 10:03 a.m. yesterday when an Amtrak locomotive assigned to…

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Indianapolis Train Accident Injures Two

A train accident in Indianapolis on Sunday morning derailed 35 train cars and injured two workers. The conductor and engineer on the train were both injured. It is believed that their injuries were not serious. The train accident happened in a rail yard on the west side of the city.Wayne Township Fire Department Captain Troy Wymer says the accident happened early Sunday morning when 112 cars…

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Train Kills Man in New Jersey

An 87-year-old man was killed while driving over a train crossing in Waterford Township, New Jersey on Tuesday. The train accident occured while the NJ Transit train was en route from Philadelphia to Atlantic City when it struck the vehicle. The man drove around the crossing gates and was trying to beat the train. None of 62 passengers aboard the train were injured. They were transferred to…

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Huntington Pedestrian Killed by Train

A man walking across a train crossing was struck and killed by a train on Monday morning. The train accident happened in Huntington. Crossing gates were down and signals were flashing at the time. The train was unable to stop in time. The pedestrian, identified so far only as being male, was struck by the 11:37 a.m. train from Port Jefferson to Hicksville. The accident occurred at…

Shannon Weidemann

Berkeley Pedestrian Killed by Amtrak Train

A man walking across some train tracks in Berkeley was killed by an Amtrak train. The train accident happened early this morning. The man was not using a marked crossing to cross the train tracks. The California Zephyr train was headed east and was near the Berkeley Amtrak station, located at University Avenue and Third Street, at 8:12 a.m. when the accident happened, said Amtrak…

Staff Writer

Train accidents could be avoided

Two more fatal train-vehicle accidents occurred near Tampa, Florida, this week, bringing to light the dangers of railroad crossings on our nation’s roadways.The Federal Railroad Administration says that an average of two people died each day in train accidents in the United States. Many of these accidents could be avoided if people crossing train tracks would follow certain rules and exercise…

Staff Writer

Train accidents on the rise in Alabama

An article from The Montgomery Advertiser addresses the problem of railroad accidents in Alabama, which have reportedly doubled over the past 10 years. The Federal Railroad Administration released statistics that blame track issues for many of these train accidents, including drailments, collisions or obstructions on the tracks. The statistic does not include crashes involving trains and motor…

Staff Writer

Freight train carrying space shuttle parts derails

An Associated Press report last week says that a freight train transporting parts of the space shuttle’s rocket boosters wrecked after a bridge collapsed in Myrtlewood, Alabama.In the report, six people onboard were said to have been injured in the train accident. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the bridge’s collapse.NASA reported that the train derailment is not…