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Seven killed as New York train hits vehicle
The BBC reports that.......................A commuter train has hit a vehicle at a level crossing north of New York City, killing at least seven people and injuring 12, officials say.The train, with about 800 passengers on board, hit the Jeep Cheroke near Valhalla - about 20 miles (32km) from New...
Level crossing death: Signalman and Network Rail fined
The BBC reports that:-Network Rail and one of its signalmen have been fined for failing to ensure the safety of a woman killed when a train hit a car at a level crossing.Jane Harding, 52, died when the car she was in was struck at Moreton-on-Lugg, Herefordshire, in January 2010.Birmingham Crown...
Man dies after car struck by freight train at Yarnton level crossing
A man has died after a car was struck by a freight train at a level crossing in Oxfordshire.British Transport Police (BTP) said officers were called to Sandy Lane level crossing, Yarnton, at 15:40 GMT.It is believed two people were in the vehicle at the time. One of them was pronounced dead at...
NTSB to Meet on Wrong-Way Driving Special Report and Railroad Grade-Crossing Accident in Nevada
WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a Board meeting to consider two items: 1) a special investigation report on wrong-way driving; and 2) a final report on the crash involving a commercial truck that struck an Amtrak train in Miriam, Nev.SPECIAL INVESTIGATION REPORT -...
Girl badly hurt in train-car crash at Finningley
British Transport Police have released a statement about today's rail crash near Doncaster.“BTP officers were called to the rail line at Beech Hill crossing, Springs Road, Mission Springs, Nottinghamshire, following a report of a train striking a car.“The incident was reported to BTP at...
Egypt bus train crash kills 47 children near Manfalut
At least 47 children aged four to six years old have been killed after their school bus was hit by a train in central Egypt, officials said.The bus was carrying about 60 children from a nursery school when it was hit by a train near Manfalut, 350km (230 miles) south of Cairo.The Egyptian...
NTSB Launches Team to Grade Crossing Accident in Midland, Texas
The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a go-team to an accident in Midland, Texas, in which a Union Pacific freight train struck a flatbed semi-trailer being used as a parade float at a grade crossing at about 4:40 pm CST today. Numerous fatalities and serious injuries have been...
Texas train hits veteran parade truck, killing four
From the BBC.....................   A freight train in Texas has crashed into a parade float, killing four people and injuring 16 others.The crash happened at a railroad crossing in the city of Midland, as the flat-bed truck was on its way to an event honouring wounded US...
Deadly bus and train crash in Argentina captured on CCTV
A bus and train accident has left at least nine people dead and more than 200 injured in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Video from a security camera overlooking the railway junction shows a bus swerving around the barriers as they are closing, only to be hit by an oncoming train.The train derailed and...
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