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Police: Bicyclist awake, alert after being hit by train

Jul. 10, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A bicyclist is awake and alert after being critically injured when he was struck and caught under a freight train earlier this week, according a Washington state hospital spokesman. PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center spokesman Randy Querin said Thursday that Cowlitz County resident...

Pedestrian footbridge damaged by derailment reopens in WVa

Jul. 7, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (AP) — A popular pedestrian footbridge in West Virginia is repaired and back open following a train derailment. The footbridge crosses the Potomac River from Harpers Ferry into Maryland and draws tourists, bicyclists and hikers along the Appalachian Trail. “Hallelujah....

This photo  provided by HZSKVK, shows emergency services at the scene after two trains collided, near the village of Pernink, Czech Republic, Tuesday July 7, 2020. Officials say two passenger trains collided head-on in western Czech Republic, killing at least two people on board and injuring about 20. The Czech Rail Safety Inspectorate says the collision took place after 3 p.m. (1300 GMT) Tuesday between the stations Nove Hamry and Pernink near the German border (HZSKVK via AP)

Trains collide head-on near Czech-German border; 2 dead

Jul. 7, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Two passenger trains collided head-on in western Czech Republic, killing at least two people on board and injuring about 20, officials said on Tuesday. The Czech Rail Safety Inspectorate said the collision took place after 3 p.m. (1300 GMT) between the stations Nove Hamry and Pernink near the...

Shooting kills driver who crashes car into Subway restaurant

Jul. 7, 2020 9:36 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man and two passengers in a car were shot at while driving, and then crashed into a Subway restaurant on the town line between Hartford and West Hartford, Connecticut. The driver, Junny Lara-Velazquez, 19, was shot in the head before crashing the vehicle into the side of the...

Greece: Several hurt as subway train hits terminus barrier

Jul. 7, 2020 6:57 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Several people received light injuries on a subway train near Athens after it failed to stop in time before hitting a barrier at an overground terminus station, authorities said Tuesday. At least eight people were hurt, public authorities said, when the train hit the barrier at...

Man crushed by subway train after trying to break up fight

Jul. 4, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 57-year-old man was crushed to death by a subway train in Harlem after he intervened in an argument and either fell or was pushed onto the tracks, police said. The confrontation happened at about 3:30 p.m. Friday when Dwayne Brown tried to break up an argument between two women, a police...

People carry a girl, who was injured in bus and train accident, after receiving initial treatment at a hospital in Sheikhupura near Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, July 3, 2020. A passenger train crashed into a bus carrying Sikh pilgrims at an unmanned railway crossing in eastern Pakistan, police and rescue officials said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Train hits bus carrying Sikh pilgrims in Pakistan: 22 dead

Jul. 3, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A passenger train crashed into a bus carrying Sikh pilgrims at an unmanned railway crossing in eastern Pakistan on Friday, killing 22 people, including seven women, officials said. At least six pilgrims were injured. The accident happened in the district of Sheikhupura in Punjab...

Switzerland: 2 trains collide in mountain railway tunnel

Jul. 3, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Two trains collided in a tunnel on a mountain railway in Switzerland on Friday, slightly injuring a few people, the railway operator said. A car shuttle train transporting about 15 vehicles hit the side of a local passenger train with about 30 people on board that was traveling in the...

Person hit by train in western Iowa now at Nebraska hospital

Jun. 30, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A person has been hit by a train in western Iowa's Council Bluffs and was taken in critical condition to a hospital in nearby Omaha, Nebraska, police said. Council Bluffs police said in a news release that the incident happened late Monday night on the south side of Council...

West Virginia man fatally hit by train is identified

Jun. 30, 2020 4:04 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police have identified a West Virginia pedestrian who was hit by a train and died. The man was Michael Adam Woodrum, 30, of Charleston, police said Monday. Officers were called to the scene early Saturday when the man was hit by a CSX train traveling west southeast of downtown,...