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Man Struck & Killed By Amtrak Train In Hayward

An Amtrak train struck and killed a man on Wednesday in Hayward. Officials are investigating the accident. The man has not yet been identified but but officials confirmed he had been walking…

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Train Smashes into Truck on Railroad Tracks

An Amtrak train traveling northbound struck a large truck that was parked next to the railroad tracks, on Tuesday night. The train accident happened at 9:25 p.m., the driver of the truck was not at the scene and no one was injured.The big rig was parked to close to the train tracks, according to California Highway Patrol.Authorities are investigating the accident and are unsure why the truck was…

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Two Killed In Pedestrian-Train Accidents within Hours

Two pedestrians were killed within a nine-hour span of one another, Thursday, in two separate railroad accidents in the Bay Area.Union Pacific officials report a Newark woman was killed after being struck by a freight train at 3:04 a.m. while walking across the train tracks on Cedar Blvd. The accident is currently under investigation. Barely eight hours after the first accident authorities…

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Four Injured when Train Collides with Big Rig

Due to miscommunication, four people were injured in a train accident when an Amtrak train crashed into a big rig on Friday, leaving passengers stranded for hours.Tire Yard of Omaha that belongs to the train maintenance company was crossing the tracks to prepare for work when the train suddenly came around the bend. The train, traveling at 50 to 60 mph hit the truck on the driver’s side,…

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Two People Killed, One Hurt in Metro Train Accident

A train accident, Sunday, claimed the life of a man and girl while leaving a woman in serious condition. Apparently, a motorist was attempting to get around a train crossing gate when they drove into the path of a Metro train, authorities said.The crash happened at approximately 2 p.m. at Barranca Avenue and San Bernardino Road.The train was transporting 137 passengers at the time of the…

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Occupants Survive Crash with Amtrak Train

A man and his son are lucky to be alive after the truck they were driving struck an Amtrak train, Wednesday, on Highway 140.The truck vs. train accident happened at 9:15 a.m. when the 16-year-old drive was driving a 2003 Ford F150 truck, heading westbound, with his Father in the passenger seat, according to California Highway Patrol. Officials say the driver lost control of the truck after…

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Man Loses Leg in Train Accident

A 22-year-old man out drinking with friends, had his leg severed when he was struck by a train after he slipped on the train tracks on Saturday, according to a San Diego County Sheriff.The man was with his friends who were reportedly drinking prior to the accident and disregarded the posted “no trespassing” signs in front of the tracks, said a San Diego Deputy. The man was transported to Scripps…

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California Train vs. Vehicle Fatalities on the Rise

According to statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration, in 2006, 36 people were killed in a train vs. vehicle collision in California. A 63 percent rise from the previous year.California, second to Texas, had 42 fatalities in highway-railroad crossing accidents. However, overall 2006 was a safer year for railroads in the state.Total train accidents in California dropped 12 percent…

John Bisnar

Metrolink Train Wreck – Three Serious Injuries

Riverside-Corona crossing has high accident rate.According to a story in the Press Enterprise, Metrolink Train 804 slammed into a van that then hit another car early Friday evening during rush hour. Five people were taken to hospitals, three in serious condition. None of the passengers on the Metrolink train were injured according to Riverside fire Battalion Chief Mike Esparza.The accident…

Chrissie Cole

Train Kills Pedestrian

2nd Fatality in One Week at Same Railroad Crossing.In a railroad accident on Friday morning, a 23-year-old Suisun City Man, was killed by a westbound Amtrak train when attempting to cross the railroad tracks at Sunset Avenue.According to the preliminary investigation, police believe the man was traveling north on Sunset Avenue toward the tracks. At that same time the train was traveling east and…