Latest Rail accidents News

Several injured in train, bus collision in southern Germany

May. 24, 2022 06:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A train collided with a bus and derailed at a railroad crossing in southern Germany on Tuesday, police said. Several people were injured, some of them severely. The train struck the bus, which was carrying no passengers, at Blaustein, near the city of Ulm, German news...

Teen wearing earbuds hit by train while walking on tracks

May. 19, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

EDGEWATER, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old Florida girl was critically injured when a train struck her as she walked along the tracks, police said. The conductor told a 911 dispatcher that the train hit a “juvenile trespasser" on the tracks Monday afternoon, according to Edgewater...

Passenger, cargo trains collide in Spain; 1 killed, 85 hurt

May. 16, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A cargo train smashed into a rush-hour passenger train in Catalonia on Monday, killing an engineer and injuring 85 people, Spanish authorities and the regional rail company said. Emergency crews said they were helping to evacuate about 100 people on the passenger train. ...

Man dies after touching subway's high voltage rail

May. 15, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man who touched a high voltage rail at a Boston subway station Saturday night has died, according to police. The man, whose identity has not yet been released, fell onto the tracks at the Park Street subway stop downtown and touched the third rail that powers the...

NTSB: Train-truck collision sent woman through train window

May. 12, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

CLARENDON HILLS, Ill. (AP) — A woman who died when a commuter train collided with a semitrailer at a crossing in suburban Chicago was thrown through a train window by the force of the crash, the vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. A...

Commuter train passenger killed in crash with truck

May. 11, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

CLARENDON HILLS, Ill. (AP) — A passenger has been killed and two others hurt after a commuter train collided with a semi-trailer at a crossing in suburban Chicago. The Metra train's engineer and conductor also were injured in the crash about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Clarendon Hills,...

SUV driver, 2 pedestrians killed in crash at rail station

May. 10, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A speeding sport utility vehicle smashed into a commuter rail station early Tuesday, killing the driver and two pedestrians and injuring a third person, police said. The SUV driver went out of control on a bend in the roadway and traveled diagonally across an...

Officials: Scooter rider dies when she hits Brightline train

May. 09, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A scooter driver died when she went around lowered crossing gates and struck a passing Brightline train, the latest in a long string of deaths involving the higher-speed passenger service, officials said Monday. The Broward Sheriff's Office said the...

Amtrak train kills 2 people on tracks in Biddeford

May. 08, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Two people were killed by an Amtrak train Sunday in the southern Maine town of Biddeford, police there confirmed. An Amtrak spokesperson said the two people were trespassing on the tracks at around 11 a.m. when they “came into contact with the train"...

Freight train cars derail in NE Indiana, spill soybean meal

May. 07, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Nine freight train cars derailed in northeastern Indiana, leaving behind a powder-like mess of soybean meal after two of the cars spilled their loads, officials said. The cars derailed about noon Friday on a Norfolk Southern line in Allen County just...