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Railway Disasters

Railway Disasters
A collection of news and information related to Railway Accidents published by Tribune Company sources. (Photo GETTY IMAGES)
A collection of news and information related to Railway Accidents published by Tribune Company sources. (Photo GETTY IMAGES) « Show less

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  • Metrolink train hits car in Burbank; driver critically injured

    Metrolink train hits car in Burbank; driver critically injured
    A Metrolink train hit a vehicle in Burbank on Tuesday afternoon near San Fernando Boulevard and Buena Vista Street, critically injuring the car's driver and causing rail and traffic delays, officials said. The Los Angeles-bound train on the Antelope...
  • Teen critically injured after being hit by train in Lake Zurich

    Teen critically injured after being hit by train in Lake Zurich
    A 15-year-old boy was critically injured when he was hit by a freight train in Lake Zurich on Monday, according to Lake Zurich police. Lake Zurich Police Chief Steve Husak said the teenager was injured on the Canadian National Railroad tracks near the...
  • Tragedy at 'Cops': Crew member killed by police while filming shootout

    One of the longest-running shows in television history suffered its worst tragedy this week when an audio technician for the reality program “Cops” was accidentally shot and killed by police while trying to film a robbery in Omaha....
  • CSX sues producers of 'Midnight Rider'

    CSX sues producers of 'Midnight Rider'
    Legal troubles mounted for the producers of "Midnight Rider" this week as railroad company CSX Transportation sued the filmmakers, claiming that they illegally filmed on its tracks where a train collided with the crew earlier this year. CSX said in a...
  • Drivers show steep learning curve on SunRail

    Drivers show steep learning curve on SunRail
    Last week a SunRail car struck and killed a person for the first time. I'm sorry to say it likely won't be the last. People — whether curious, daring or drunk — have wandered onto tracks since the earliest trains began running hundreds...
  • Man dies after being struck by UP Northwest Metra Line train

    Man dies after being struck by UP Northwest Metra Line train
    Outbound Union Pacific Northwest Line Metra trains have resumed but are behind schedule after a train fatally struck a male pedestrian  Tuesday afternoon in Des Plaines, officials said. The man, who was in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:...
  • Sanford police confirm SunRail train struck and killed man, not freight train

    Sanford police confirm SunRail train struck and killed man, not freight train
    DEBARY — Sanford Police have confirmed that a SunRail train struck and killed a man last night, which caused delays to the train service this morning. Officers originally said a freight train ran over the man late Thursday night. The man's...
  • Police: Motorist killed by Metrolink train was skirting crossing arms

    Police: Motorist killed by Metrolink train was skirting crossing arms
    The man who was killed when a Metrolink train struck his car in Burbank Tuesday was attempting to circumvent railroad crossing arms when the collision occurred, officials said. The man, identified as 79-year-old Fawaz Khalil, was struck by the Los...
  • Police: SunRail train struck and killed man

    Police: SunRail train struck and killed man
    A man was hit and killed by a SunRail train near Sanford station Thursday night, but his body was not found until a passing freight-train conductor noticed it Friday morning, Sanford police said. This is the first death caused by a SunRail train since...
  • Man critically injured in train collision dies

    Man critically injured in train collision dies
    The driver of the car that was hit by a Metrolink train on Tuesday has died, authorities said. The man, who was alone in the car, had been transported to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in critical condition Tuesday afternoon after a Metrolink...
  • Man who died in train collision is identified

    Man who died in train collision is identified
    The driver who died after a Metrolink train collided with his vehicle in Burbank on Tuesday was identified as a 79-year-old man named Fawaz Khalil, coroner’s officials said. Khalil, who was alone in the car, had been transported to Providence...