Posted on February 22nd, 2011
According to Missouri State Patrol, a 77-year-old was killed after being involved in train accident in Camden County.
The accident occurred as the woman was trying to cross the railroad tracks near Route T when she was struck by the freight train. Officials were called to the scene at 9 a.m. and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene at 10 p.m. The accident is still under investigation at this time.
Railroad accidents can cause serious injury to anyone involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim during this difficult time.
Posted on January 26th, 2011
Two trains with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad have struck two vehicle in separate accidents.
The first accident occurred at 7:53 a.m. when train engine struck a vehicle on Old Highway 66 as the car attempted to cross the railroad and failed to yield to the moving train.
The driver did not suffer any serious injury, but was taken to the hospital for a precaution. The second accident occurred as a woman took a wrong turn and became stuck on the tracks. The caller did not know where they were, but was aware that a train was approaching.
The woman got out of the vehicle, but the man was having trouble getting out. The train put on the emergency braking system, but still hit the man and he fell to the ground. The man sustained minor injuries.
Posted on August 31st, 2010
A Missouri train was involved in two accidents in the same day, one accident left a man in critical condition.
The first accident occurred when a 44-year-old man was traveling to St. Louis, Missouri when he drove through the barrier at a railroad crossing, according to police officials. The train struck the back half of the vehicle causing the man to be thrown 40 feet from the car. The man was rushed to the hospital and placed in the intensive care unit, but is expected to survive.
Two hours after this incident, the same train was involved in another accident when it hit the bumper of a maintenance worker’s truck that was parked to closely to the tracks. The worker was spraying weeds from inside the truck when the accident occurred, but he was uninjured.
Railroad accidents can cause serious injury to all people involved, our thoughts are with the victim during his recovery process.
Posted on August 9th, 2010
The driver of a truck was injured in a Amtrak train accident in St. Louis.
The accident occurred at 8 a.m. when the motorist drove across the barrier at the railroad tracks. The train was unable to stop in time and struck the back half of the truck, causing it to split in half.
The train was pushed 100 yards down the tracks, but the driver was thrown from the vehicle. The driver was rushed to the hospital in serious condition, but authorities have said that he will survive. There were 129 passengers on the train, luckily none of them were injured in the accident.
Railroad accidents can cause serious injury to everyone involved, our thoughts are with the victim and his family during his recovery time.
Posted on June 10th, 2010
Over Memorial weekend, an Amtrak train derailed in Illinois and officials are continuing to investigate what caused the train accident.
There were 63 passengers on the train when it derailed and five of them were treated for injuries suffered in the accident. The remaining passengers were given the option to either return to their original city or continue on to their destination via charter buses. The coaches of the train that left the track are owned by Union Pacific and Kansas City Southern.
Posted on May 5th, 2010
According to a safety analysis from the Federal Railroad Administration, there were 20 railroad crossing deaths in Missouri in 2009.
More results from the analysis stated that over the past 10 years, 194 people have died in railroad accidents. Nationwide there are about 5,800 car vs. train accidents with the majority of the accidents, 75 percent, occurring during daylight hours.
A train can take up to a mile to stop so even if the motorist is seen on the tracks, the chances of the train being able to halt are slim. Years ago, a public announcement urged motorists to “stop, look, and listen” at a railroad crossing and the results from this analysis prove that this is still sound advice.