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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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  • 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...
  • Ben Roethlisberger still ticking after sustaining decade of hits

    For an NFL quarterback like Ben Roethlisberger, the idiom 'crunching the numbers' can often be equated with a health score, particularly when you've been hit, sacked and pounded on for more than a decade. With Roethlisberger about to make his 143rd NFL...
  • 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....
  • 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:...
  • Mother, adult son killed by commuter train in Oregon

    PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A commuter train killed a mother and her adult son in Oregon after the man leapt into the woman's motorized wheelchair and apparently hit the controls, propelling them both onto the tracks, officials said on Monday. Local media...
  • Metrolink train kills person in Boyle Heights

    An adult was hit and killed Friday afternoon by a Riverside-bound Metrolink train in Boyle Heights, officials said. The unidentified victim was hit about 4:25 p.m. near the Fourth Street bridge over the Los Angeles River by Train 404, said Jeff...
  • 'Midnight Rider' executive pleads not guilty to criminal charges

    'Midnight Rider' executive pleads not guilty to criminal charges
    Jay Sedrish, an executive producer and unit production manager on the controversial movie "Midnight Rider," has pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in the death of a 27-year-old camera assistant. Sedrish on...
  • Martha Musgrove: Train opponents could make things costly for public

    With infectious enthusiasm, Mike Reininger, president and chief development officer for All Aboard Florida, grabbed the microphone to whoop: "This is happening — now!" This being the train-of-trains that will whisk passengers from Miami to Orlando...
  • U.S. seeks new rules on rail transport of crude oil

    U.S. seeks new rules on rail transport of crude oil
    Five years after a fiery derailment near Rockford left one woman dead and barely one year after another rail crash in Quebec killed 47, the U.S. Department of Transportation acted Wednesday to curtail use of the type of railroad tank car blamed in those...
  • Small town fights big-time truck traffic

    Small town fights big-time truck traffic
    Elwood residents have long tolerated growing tractor-trailer traffic that rattles homes, strains nerves and interrupts funeral processions to the nearby national military cemetery. But with 8,000 big rigs rolling through town each day, many say their...
  • 2 women narrowly escape death on Indiana railroad trestle

    2 women narrowly escape death on Indiana railroad trestle
    The two women slowly come into view as the freight train rounds a bend and crosses a trestle in Indiana, the engineer sounding his horn longer and longer the closer he gets. The women start running, but one of them stumbles and falls and the second woman...