Latest Rail accidents News

Detroit Fire: No one hurt in freight train derailment

Dec. 12, 2019 2:03 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — About 12 to 15 cars derailed from a freight train along tracks in southwest Detroit Thursday morning, but no injuries have been reported, fire department officials said. One car appeared to be hanging from the edge of a viaduct over a city street. Five of the cars previously contained some...

French union warns pension reform strike could hit Christmas

Dec. 12, 2019 12:17 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron suggested Thursday that he was ready to make changes to his plans to overhaul the pension system as a major union warned that nationwide strikes and protests could continue unabated until Christmas. Labor strikes crippled France's train services and Paris metro...

Two injured when Amtrak train hits car in Independence

Dec. 10, 2019 5:09 PM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Two people were injured when an Amtrak train collided with a vehicle Tuesday in Independence. The collision occurred shortly after Amtrak's Missouri River Runner, which travels between St. Louis and Kansas City, left the Independence station on the way to Kansas City, police said....

5 people struck by trains within days in Washington state

Dec. 5, 2019 3:49 PM EST

SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state authorities have confirmed five people in three days have been hit by trains, including three fatally struck. KOMO-TV reported Wednesday that the Puyallup Police Department announced two of the five people hit in western Washington state since Sunday appear to be...

Tunisian president vows safer roads after 2 deadly crashes

Dec. 2, 2019 6:53 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s president is promising to improve his country’s poor road safety record after 26 people were killed in a bus crash — and then a car transporting one of the bodies was reportedly hit by a train. The Health Ministry on Monday raised the death toll to 26...

Amtrak train hits vehicle stuck on track as driver calls 911

Nov. 29, 2019 12:02 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Investigators say an intoxicated woman was on the phone with 911 when her stuck vehicle was hit by an Amtrak train in South Carolina. Columbia Police Officer P.J. Blendowski said neither Audreyanna Haggins or anyone on the train was hurt in the crash around 1 a.m. Friday near Columbia...

France pledges millions to stop deadly domestic violence

Nov. 25, 2019 4:01 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Under unprecedented public pressure, France’s government pledged Monday to seize firearms from abusive spouses and better train police as part of a broad national plan to reduce the number of women killed by their partners. Such killings happen around the world, every day, so common...

Woman, 2 grandsons killed by train at gate-less crossing

Nov. 25, 2019 8:24 AM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman and her two grandsons were killed by a passing Amtrak train on Saturday afternoon as she drove the Cub Scouts to an overnight camping trip near West Palm Beach. The train carrying some 200 passengers collided with the family’s Subaru Outback at the gate-less...

Authorities ID 3 killed in Florida crash with Amtrak train

Nov. 24, 2019 12:58 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have identified three people who were killed in a vehicle that collided with an Amtrak passenger train in Florida. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office identified the dead Sunday as 58-year-old Valery Jo Rintamaki of West Palm Beach; and 8-year-old Skyler Prestano...

Authorities: Amtrak train hits vehicle in Florida, 3 dead

Nov. 23, 2019 5:05 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say three people in Florida were killed in a vehicle that collided with an Amtrak passenger train, but no passengers aboard the train were hurt. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue told news outlets the crash happened about 2 p.m. Saturday in Indiantown, which is north of West...