Tag archive for ‘train derailment’
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 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 Butter Bracco On Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Death of Newburgh woman, Donna Smith, killed in Bronx train derailement, ‘not fair’

Family and friends of the victims killed in the Bronx train derailment are just trying to make sense of the shocking tragedy. “It’s just not fair for it to end like this,” Kathy Cerone told the More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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Death toll in train derailment in Bronx still at 4, rider says ‘gravel came flying’ in their faces

A commuter train rounding a riverside curve in New York derailed Sunday, killing four people and injuring more than 60. Reportedly some riders were thrown from toppling cars. Authorities are now investigating whether 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 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...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, July 8th, 2013
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Quebec train explosion death toll rises to 13 with 37 more still missing from Lac Megantic tragedy

The known death toll from Saturday’s Quebec train explosion jumped to 13 on Monday afternoon. According to Reuters, local police have confirmed that at least 13 people were killed in the crash that destroyed More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
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Freight train hits garbage truck, derails and then explodes

Officials are explaining that a chemical train hit a garbage truck in Rosedale, Maryland. The blast damaged some industrial buildings, and a 20-block area was evacuated yet only four people were hurt. The train More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Ohio train derails, explodes, evacuation is set for one mile radius VIDEO

Part of a freight train carrying ethanol derailed and caught fire in Ohio’s capital city early Wednesday, shooting flames skyward into the darkness and prompting the evacuation of a mile-wide area as firefighters More...

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