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Train Accident

Quick-Thinking Teen Saves Elderly Woman From Oncoming Train In The Nick Of Time

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.09.2014 | Good News

An incredible act of bravery from this Illinois teen saved the life of an elderly woman. Frankfort Community High School student Colton Essary was ...

WATCH: Trains vs. Trucks

The Huffington Post | Oliver Noble | Posted 07.03.2014 | Weird News

Have you ever had the urge to try beating the gate at a train crossing? Well, the above compilation of trains vs. trucks may make you think twice ...

Man Killed, 3 Injured In Grisly Train Accident

Posted 03.26.2014 | New York

One man was killed and several commuters were injured in a train accident in New Jersey on Tuesday night, CBS New York reported. According NBC New ...

LOOK: Lots Of People Die Because Other People Don't Get Enough Sleep

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

When a Metro-North Railroad train bound for New York City hurtled into a turn at 82 mph — more than 50 miles over the 30 mph speed limit — and jum...

Obama Offers Prayers For Victims Of Fatal Train Derailment

AP | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of the victims of the fatal train derailmen...

Death Toll Rises After Infamous Train Derails

AP | RODRIGO SOBERANES SANTIN | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

CHONTALPA, México — Hundreds of Central Americans riding atop a cargo train in hopes of getting to the U.S. were being threatened and extorted ...

Train Driver In Deadly Crash Suspected Of Negligent Homicide

AP | YESICA FISCH and HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 09.26.2013 | World

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain — The injured driver of the Spanish train that derailed at high speed, killing 78 and injuring dozens more, was re...

Obama 'Shocked And Saddened' By Train Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama said he and wife Michelle are "shocked and saddened" by a train derailment in Spain that has resulted in 80 deaths and many inj...

PHOTOS: Europe's Most Recent Train Accidents

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.25.2013 | World

-- Some recent deadly train accidents in Europe before Wednesday's crash in Spain:...

Bridge Collapse Causes Train Derailment, Chemical Spill In NJ

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 01.30.2013 | New York

PAULSBORO, N.J. — A freight train derailed Friday on a railroad bridge that has had problems before, toppling tanker cars partially into a creek...

Why Can't Modern Technology Prevent Train Wrecks?

George Bibel | Posted 08.22.2012 | Science
George Bibel

The challenge is to successfully manage the risk to an acceptable level. Unfortunately the risk can never be reduced to zero.

AMAZING! Drunk Man Survives Being Run Over By Train

Posted 05.25.2012 | Good News

A man from Alberta who passed out on some railway tracks Sunday night and was subsequently run over by a nearly 9,000-ton freight train miraculously s...

4 Train Fills With Smoke, Traps Passengers For Over An Hour

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 12.25.2011 | New York
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

An 'explosion' ripped through the train car -- definitely not a sound you want to hear while in a tunnel under the East River. That's when the train began to fill up with thick, odd-smelling smoke.

Amtrak Crash In Oakland Injures 16

AP | By JOHN S. MARSHALL | Posted 12.13.2011 | Travel

SAN FRANCISCO -- An Amtrak train crashed into another train unloading passengers in an Oakland station, leaving 16 people with mainly minor injuries, ...

Death Toll In India Train Accident Climbs To 80

Posted 09.10.2011 | World

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - The death toll in a train accident in northern India climbed to 80 on Monday with more than 350 injured in one of the w...

2 Amtrak Accidents On The Same Day Kill 1, Injure 7

AP | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home

SLIDELL, La. — Authorities say accidents involving Amtrak trains 10 1/2 hours apart on opposite ends of south Louisiana have killed one and inju...

Train Hits Beachgoers In Spain, 12 Killed

AP | JOSEPH WILSON and ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CASTELLDEFELS, Spain — The last thing they heard was the piercing whistle of an oncoming train. Moments later, dozens of mostly Latin American ...

4 Killed In Train Accidents In NJ, NY, PA

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — Authorities say four people were fatally struck by trains in the Northeast. The first death occurred in Mercer County in New Je...

Train Derails At Coal Creek Canyon

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GOLDEN, Colo. — A freight train derailed near the foothills west of Denver Thursday, sending an empty grain car plunging about 25 feet to the ro...

Tank Cars Blow Up In Illinois Train Derailment, 1 Killed

AP | CHRISTINA M. WRIGHT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ROCKFORD, Ill. — Railroad tank cars holding thousands of gallons of highly flammable ethanol derailed and exploded in flames, killing a 41-year-...