Stories tagged: train accident
Wed., Jan. 2, 2019
A Danish passenger train apparently hit falling cargo from a passing freight train Wednesday, an accident that killed six people and injured 16 others as it crossed a bridge linking …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018
A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 58 people and injuring dozens more, police said.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018
Witnesses to a collision between a train carrying Republican congressmen and a garbage truck in rural Virginia have told investigators the truck entered the railroad crossing after safety gates came …
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017
BNSF Railway is asking a judge to prevent the Pierce County Medical Examiner from obtaining video showing the moments before a man was killed by a train, citing privacy concerns.
Fri., April 21, 2017
A 26-year-old Oregon woman is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a freight train in the Portland suburb of Beaverton.
Fri., March 3, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Quarantine ordered for dogs in Eastern Washington in response to feared rabies outbreak
A quarantine was in effect against unmuzzled, free-running dogs in Spokane and nine other Eastern Washington counties – yet The Spokesman-Review reported that “unmuzzled dogs cavorted gleefully in the downtown …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017
A packed Long Island Rail Road rush-hour train crashed at the end of a platform as it pulled into a major Brooklyn transportation hub on Wednesday, hurling passengers onto the …
Sun., April 3, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago A Great Northern brakeman and three “hoboes” were injured when a Spokane-bound freight train derailed near Glacier National Park and badly damaged a bridge.
Wed., March 2, 2016
Authorities say dozens of homes have been evacuated after 16 cars on a Norfolk Southern freight train carrying hazardous liquids derailed in far southwestern New York.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Law enforcement is investigating the death of a man who was struck by an Amtrak train near Tenino, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago One of the hoboes killed in a head-on train wreck near Lind was identified as Harold H. Coe of Seattle.
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago Two Milwaukee Road passenger trains crashed head-on seven miles west of Lind, killing one of the engineers and two “unidentified tramps” riding on the …
Fri., Oct. 9, 2015
A 21-year-old Montana man has died in northern Idaho after a train struck his vehicle.
Tue., May 12, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the front of it, killing at least five people and …
Fri., Feb. 6, 2015
The scientific community knew Robert Dirks as a brilliant mathematician and researcher, but in Spokane he is remembered as a loving and compassionate student, son and brother. Dirks, who was …
Thu., Feb. 5, 2015
The scientific community knew Robert Dirks as a brilliant mathematician and researcher, but in Spokane he is remembered as a loving and compassionate student, son and brother.
Thu., May 30, 2013
A Bonners Ferry man was injured after he stopped his pickup on railroad tracks and it was hit by a train.
Sat., April 13, 2013
A group of people was waiting in a car at a railroad crossing on Fancher Road near Felts Field on their way to lunch Monday when they saw a man …
Tue., April 9, 2013
A man trying to jump onto a moving train in Spokane Valley on Monday slipped and fell under the box car, nearly severing his legs.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2011
A 38-year-old Ritzville woman was struck by an Amtrak train and killed Wednesday night.
Mon., May 16, 2011
A motorist died this morning near Bonners Ferry after being struck by a train on a private crossing near the city’s municipal golf course, the Idaho State Police reported.
Thu., March 24, 2011
Three Seattle-area residents died and another was in critical condition Wednesday night after a freight train struck a shuttle van headed from Longview to Vancouver.
Sat., March 7, 1998
Eleven people died when an express passenger train derailed Friday. Photo by Associated Press
Fri., Sept. 5, 1997
Seventeen freight-train cars derailed north of here Thursday, forcing rail traffic to detour to another route, Union Paficic Railroad said. No one was injured in the morning accident, the railroad …
Tue., June 24, 1997
Officials inspect the wreckage Monday after a freight train collision in Texas. Photo by Associated Press
Sun., June 8, 1997
A freight train carrying a load of chemicals rear-ended a coal train Saturday night, causing an explosion and vapor cloud that forced hundreds of evacuations. One crew mem ber was …
Wed., April 30, 1997
A northbound passenger train plowed into a train stopped in a station in central China on Tuesday, tossing 13 cars off the tracks, killing 58 people and injuring more than …
Fri., Jan. 17, 1997
Railroad cleanup A giant mudslide swept five cars in a 35-car Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad freight train into Puget Sound late Wednesday, just south of Edmonds Marina Beach. Officials …
Thu., Feb. 22, 1996
A freight train derailed near a snowy pass high in the Rockies on Wednesday, killing two crew members and spilling thousands of gallons of sulfuric acid down a mountainside and …
Tue., Oct. 10, 1995
A freight train derailed as it passed through Fairview Monday afternoon, with two locomotives and four cars coming off the tracks, a Burlington Northern spokesman said. Gus Melonas said the …