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Police: Six people killed in train accident in Denmark

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, 11:28 a.m.

Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 58 dead

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.


NTSB: Truck hit by GOP train was on tracks after warning

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, 4:04 p.m.

Railway, medical examiner in fight over video of man’s death

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.


Police: Woman distracted by phone hit by train, badly hurt

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.


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 …


About 30 people suffer minor injuries in NYC train accident

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 …


100 years ago near Glacier National Park: Spokane brakeman, 3 ‘hoboes’ injured in train wreck

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.


50-plus homes evacuated after New York train derailment

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.


Pedestrian struck, killed by Amtrak train near Tenino

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.


100 years ago in Adams County: Officials work to identify hobos killed in train wreck

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.


100 years ago in Adams County: Two Milwaukee Road trains collide head-on, killing three

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 …


Montana man dies after train hits vehicle in North Idaho

A 21-year-old Montana man has died in northern Idaho after a train struck his vehicle.


Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia kills 5 people

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 …


Former L.C. valedictorian was victim of NY train-SUV wreck

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 …


Robert Dirks, the LC grad who died in train crash, was a family man with ‘unusual talent’

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.


Bonners Ferry man injured in collision with train

A Bonners Ferry man was injured after he stopped his pickup on railroad tracks and it was hit by a train.


Would-be train hopper may lose legs

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 …


Man injured trying to jump Spokane Valley train

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.


Amtrak train hits, kills woman in Ritzville

A 38-year-old Ritzville woman was struck by an Amtrak train and killed Wednesday night.


Motorist killed in Bonners Ferry train collision

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.


BNSF workers in van killed by train near Kelso

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.


Passenger Train In Finland Derails, Killing At Least 11

Eleven people died when an express passenger train derailed Friday. Photo by Associated Press


No One Injured In Derailment

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 …


Freight Train Crash, Explosion Kill Four

Officials inspect the wreckage Monday after a freight train collision in Texas. Photo by Associated Press


Hundreds Flee Chemical Cloud After Trains Collide

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 …


Train Collision Kills Scores In China

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 …


Mudslide Claims 5 Freight Cars No One Injured, But Line Expected To Be Closed Two Days

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 …


Train Derailment Kills Two, Spills Acid

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 …


Freight Train Derails In Eastern Montana Town

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 …