Tag archive for ‘train accident’
By Guest Author On Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Train and Truck Crash in Missouri City, Texas

 A tractor trailer and train crashed into each other on September 21st in Missouri City, Texas, causing the train, operated by Amtrak, to derail with 71 passengers on board. The Houston Chronicle reports that the More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, February 4th, 2018

South Carolina Amtrak crash leaves 2 dead: Michael Kempf, Michael Cella, over 115 injured

Amtrak suffered its third high-profile crash in less than two months Sunday morning when a passenger train traveling on the wrong track slammed into a stationary freight train in South Carolina, killing two people: Michael More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, December 25th, 2015

Pakistani man, Jamshaid Khan, killed by train while trying to take selfie

A young Pakistani man was killed after being hit by a fast-moving train as he tried to take a selfie with the train in the background. Officials report that Jamshaid Khan, 22, who was an employee of the railways More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Americans Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone take out Paris train gunman

An American soldier spoke with Sky News, detailing how he and fellow US serviceman Spencer Stone overpowered a gunman on the train from Amsterdam to Paris. The train staff are under criticism of abandoning the More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Amtrak train derails, 6 dead, 150 injured

Emergency workers are searching through the wreckage Wednesday of a New York-bound Amtrak train that derailed and overturned late Tuesday, killing six people, injuring 150, and disrupting train service for thousands More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Bronx train derailment blamed on excessive speed, traveling 82 in 30 MPH zone

Officials are now claiming that the train which derailed over the weekend in Bronx, New York was traveling at nearly three times the posted speed limit. Federal Safety officials say the event recorders aboard the More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, August 5th, 2013

Louisiana train derails with flammable, corrosive materials causing 50 homes to be evacuated

A train carrying flammable and corrosive materials derailed in Louisiana on Sunday and about 50 homes have been evacuated as a precaution, authorities said. photo screenshot of coverage by WAFB-TV Master Trooper More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Two trains in Switzerland collide killing over 25, driver’s body found

Two trains collided head-on in Switzerland late on Monday, injuring 26 people and killing the driver of one, police said. The driver’s body was found overnight in the wreckage of the crash at Granges-près-Marnand More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, July 25th, 2013
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CCTV Video of Spain train crash goes viral across Internet

The graphic video from CCTV shows a train derailing near the city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, north-west Spain, as it takes a bend on Wednesday evening. Dozens of people have died as a result of the accident, More...

By Robert On Thursday, July 25th, 2013
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Train derails in Spain killing dozens, excessive speed being implicated

A high-speed passenger train that was reportedly traveling at more than double the speed limit derailed just outside a station in northwest Spain on Wednesday evening, killing at least 78 people and injuring over More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, July 13th, 2013

France train derailed, killing 6 and injuring dozens, blamed on ‘mechanical issues’

Mechanical problems may have been the cause of Friday’s fatal train derailment outside of Paris, France’s transportation minister said Saturday. A crowded passenger train derailed at a station killing at least More...



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