Tag: accident

‘Suicide by train’ is in decline, but deaths of people who trespassed on railroad tracks increased in 2017

By Ashley Halsey III August 7 at 12:01 AM Email the author More than 300 times last year, people walked onto railroad tracks to intentionally put themselves in the path of a train — and in 266 cases they successfully committed suicide. That data, recorded by the Federal Railroad Administration, is based on the conclusions […]

Blocked rail crossings confounding motorists under review by state Supreme Court

Photo from Kale Wilk, The Times   INDIANAPOLIS — Likely every Northwest Indiana motorist has been stuck in traffic or forced to find a detour due to a stopped train blocking a rail crossing for longer than 10 minutes. Under Indiana law, railroads are subject to fines of between $250 and $500 every time that […]

Waterloo amputees sue railroad, saying it creates danger

The Associated Press and Courier Staff WATERLOO, IOWA— Two Waterloo women who lost limbs when they were struck while trying to climb through trains that were blocking the road sued the railroad Thursday for allegedly ignoring a safety hazard that’s left a trail of horrific injuries. The lawsuits filed in Black Hawk County District Court […]

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