Latest Rail accidents News

Woman hit by train while in police car is out of hospital

Sep. 27, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A 20-year-old woman who was seriously injured when the parked police patrol vehicle she was detained in was struck by a freight train in northern Colorado has been released from the hospital. Yareni Rios-Gonzalez, of Greeley, is recovering at home with nine...

Storm pounds Japan with rain, leaving landslides in its wake

Sep. 23, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tropical Depression Talas unleashed fierce rainfall Saturday in parts of Japan, setting off landslides, halting trains and killing a man after he crashed his car into a pond. Police said the man who drove into a pond in central Japan's Shizuoka prefecture was rushed to...

BNSF: Rail accident victims should have to use arbitration

Sep. 22, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

BNSF Railway Co. has asked a federal court to require victims of a deadly Amtrak crash in Missouri to pursue settlements through arbitration, rather than lawsuits. BNSF owns the railroad tracks used by Amtrak when a Southwest Chief train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago collided...

3 injured when light rail train skips tracks near Denver

Sep. 21, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — At least three people sustained non-life-threatening injuries when a light rail train derailed in suburban Denver. The Regional Transportation District train skipped the tracks in Aurora southeast of Denver on Wednesday afternoon but did not overturn, according...

Woman in custody when train hit cruiser expected to survive

Sep. 19, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

PLATTEVILLE, Colo. (AP) — A 20-year-old woman is expected to survive after the parked police patrol vehicle she was detained in was struck by a freight train in northern Colorado. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says Yareni Rios-Gonzalez, of Greeley, remained hospitalized...

Strong quake kills 1, knocks house, derails train in Taiwan

Sep. 19, 2022 03:22 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strong earthquake shook much of Taiwan on Sunday, toppling a three-story building and temporarily trapping four people inside, stranding about 400 tourists on a mountainside, and knocking part of a passenger train off its tracks. One person died and nine...

Suspect seriously hurt when train hits parked police vehicle

Sep. 18, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

PLATTEVILLE, Colo. (AP) — A 20-year-old road rage suspect was seriously injured when the parked police patrol vehicle she was detained in was struck by a freight train in northern Colorado. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says multiple law enforcement agencies responded to a...

Strong quake hits Taiwan, topples house, halts rail traffic

Sep. 17, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strong earthquake struck southeastern Taiwan on Saturday evening, toppling objects from store shelves, collapsing a house and interrupting rail service on the island, but there were no immediate reports of deaths, media reported. Taiwan's Central News...

Motorcyclist ejected in crash, then fatally struck by train

Sep. 16, 2022 23:20 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A motorcyclist was struck and killed by an oncoming train in Northern California after flying from the bike during a crash and falling onto railroad tracks, officials said Friday. The crash caused major service delays for the Bay Area Rapid Transit system....

4 killed when speeding car crashes into parked train in SC

Sep. 12, 2022 08:38 AM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Four people have died after a car crashed into a stopped train at a crossing in South Carolina, authorities said. The vehicle appeared to be speeding and going around the crossing arms which were down when it slammed into the CSX train in Florence on Saturday...