Latest Rail accidents News

Man struck, killed by train in Kansas City suburb

Oct. 18, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

PARKVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas City man was struck by a freight train and killed in the suburb of Parkville. The Kansas City Star reports that police identified the victim as 43-year-old Christopher Burdick. Capt. Jon D. Jordan, a spokesman with the...

1 dead after vehicle, South Shore train collide in Gary

Oct. 16, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — One person died after a car and a South Shore commuter train collided, authorities said. A motorist tried to go around the gates at a crossing in Gary and was struck by the train around 6 p.m. Friday, South Shore Line President Michael Noland said. ...

Glendale police investigating after man is struck by a train

Oct. 14, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A man has been severely injured after being hit by a train in Glendale, according to authorities. Police said the man was struck around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday and was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. ...

Metro train derails in Virginia, service suspended in area

Oct. 13, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A Metro train derailed near the Arlington Cemetery station Tuesday and service remains suspended in the area Wednesday, the transit agency said. Metro said firefighters and Metro Transit police officers helped about 200 passengers off the train...

French train hits and kills sleeping migrant, 2 others

Oct. 12, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A train hit and killed three people and seriously injured another person in southwestern France on Tuesday morning. The regional prosecutor said the victims appeared to be Algerian migrants who had been expelled from nearby Spain and had been sleeping on the tracks, calling it...

Wheel of slow-moving Amtrak train derails; no injuries

Oct. 12, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

WOODLAND, Wash. (AP) — The wheel of a slow-traveling Amtrak train came off the tracks Monday afternoon near Woodland, Washington, but no passengers were injured. The train was going about 15 mph (24 kph) when the wheel came off the track between the Vancouver and Kelso...

'I saw death and destruction': Passenger recalls train crash

Oct. 07, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An Oregon man said he survived a recent train derailment in Montana by holding onto a grab bar in the bathroom of a passenger car that ended up on its side and separated from the rest of the train. “I was on the left side (of the train car) and...

Operator involved in Boston trolley crash pleads not guilty

Oct. 06, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The operator of a Boston-are light rail train that crashed into the rear of another train in July, sending more than two dozen people to the hospital, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two criminal charges. Owen Turner, 50, was released on personal...

DEA agent killed in Arizona Amtrak shooting was noted leader

Oct. 05, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal agent who was shot and killed by an Amtrak train passenger concealing large amounts of marijuana in Arizona was a revered leader whose career spanned almost two decades, the agency said Tuesday. Michael Garbo, who also went by Mike, was a group...

DEA agent, gunman killed in Amtrak train shooting in Arizona

Oct. 04, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

A Drug Enforcement Administration special agent was killed Monday when a passenger, who also died, opened fire as officers were doing a routine inspection for illegal contraband on an Amtrak train in Tucson, Arizona, authorities said. A second agent and a Tucson police officer were wounded. ...