Passenger train's collisions with vehicles.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, February 29, 2016 12:27 PM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, March 04, 2016 2:44 AM

Train 718 hit unoccupied RV.  RV driver ran away from tain and debri hit driver serious injuries.  It seems very hard for anyone to not run away from towards an imminent collision down the tracks instead of perpendicular to tracks.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Train-slams-into-stalled-RV-in-Berkeley-driver-6869557.php

 

 

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Sunday, March 06, 2016 10:42 PM

And the train in Berkly was on the NEC? Dunb use of a file photo. 

 

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Posted by Phoebe Vet on Monday, March 07, 2016 5:52 AM

MARCH 7, 2016 6:21 AM  

An Amtrak train carrying about 160 passengers hit an SUV that was left on the tracks at Old Dowd Road in west Charlotte early Monday.

No injuries were reported aboard the Crescent line train that travels from New Orleans to New York. The collision occurred near Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Crews were able to remove the unoccupied vehicle from under the train, which continued to its stop in Charlotte. It arrived around 4 a.m., a nearly three hour delay, according to WBTV, the Observer’s news partner.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are looking for the driver of the SUV.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article64497532.html 

 

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Posted by ACY Tom on Monday, March 07, 2016 6:17 PM

Amtrak train (97?) hit a bicyclist this morning in Jacksonville.  Reportedly, a freight train cleared the crossing and the bicyclist started across the tracks without waiting for the gates to rise, and was then struck by the passenger train running in the opposite direction. The rider was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

This delayed other trains on the railroad, including the southbound Auto Train, which was already late and hoping to make up time because of a very serious disruption several days ago.

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Posted by MikeF90 on Saturday, May 14, 2016 5:24 PM

A westbound Amtrak San Joaquin #713 hit a pickup truck at an unmarked crossing and the three occupants were killed. Apparently the impatient driver diverted from the Ave 9 crossing which was blocked by a freight.

 http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article77624007.html

Ironically this location is listed as a (yet unfunded) Caltrans project to extend Gregg siding into a longer stretch of 2MT.

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 7:43 PM

   Here's another one:

http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/2-dead-after-car-tries-to-beat-train-across-tracks/369517968

   Two young men, 23 and 24, went around another car and the crossing gate and were hit by southbound City of New Orleans.   There is something about this area, just north and west of here, that seems to see a high number of these incidents.

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Thursday, December 29, 2016 9:38 AM

   Here's another one.   Same general area as the one above on Dec 13.   According to TV report, the women got out of the vehicle, but one was hit by debris.

http://www.fox8live.com/story/34143505/woman-critical-after-accident-with-amtrak-train-in-tangipahoa

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 6:04 PM

OH boy OH boy   ---  CBS evening news showed a  passenger train cab car in Utah hitting a Fed Ex TT but no one hurt.  Guess that would be a front runner.  But here is the kicker 

------  Crossing lights and gates did not work ----------

Here comes the NTSB

http://fox13now.com/2017/01/24/caught-on-video-uta-frontrunner-train-crashes-into-fedex-truck/

http://www.good4utah.com/news/top-stories/frontrunner-train-collides-with-fedex-truck-in-woods-cross/643744855

wATCH THE GATES finally work 

hope that is not a maintainer's truck parked next to the bungalow ?

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 9:09 PM

"In the event of a power outage or lack of signal, crossing gates are programmed to default to the “down and active” position as a safety precaution. Preliminary information indicates the gates were affected by the severe ice and snow conditions at the time and were in the default “down and active” position, as they are programmed. After an employee responded to the location, the gates moved to the up position.

The operative question is - what actions did the employee that raised the protection take to see that trains were notified of his actions so that the trains could then provide protection in making their way over the crossing.

         

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Posted by RME on Saturday, January 28, 2017 1:50 PM

blue streak 1
hope that is not a maintainer's truck parked next to the bungalow ?

It's worse than that.  Watch the door open, and someone come out and run back in, just as the lights come on...

This subject is already beaten to death over in general comments -- best to wait for the results of the inevitable trial to start discussing how the 'blame' gets apportioned.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, November 30, 2017 1:25 PM

Sun Rail hits TT north of Orlando in Altamonte Springs.   Have driven several times over this crossing and we believe it is a rather bad one wih its acute angle.  Heavy traffic tends to rush the crossing when lights start.  Do not remember that the location mentioned has a RR crossing that has to be backed across to receiver ?.  Thank goodness was a north bound train with loco leading.  

http://www.wftv.com/news/local/1-dead-in-sunrail-train-semitruck-crash-in-seminole-county-fhp-says/656351124

 

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