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Gold Line Train Hits Car at Crossing

A Gold Line commuter train running between Los Angeles and Pasadena hit an SUV at a crossing on Friday. The driver of the SUV was hurt in the train accident, as well as five other people. The accident happened at Avenue 50 and Marmion Way. Authorities believe the woman was trying to beat the train. There are flashing lights and bells at the train crossing and they were working at the time of…

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Metro Blue Line Train Hits Truck

A Metro Blue Line train got into a car accident in Los Angeles when it collided with a truck. The train accident was on the rail line between Los Angeles and Long Beach. Rail travel between the two cities was affected. The accident took place at 5:26 p.m. at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Maple Avenue, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Helen Gilstrap.At…

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Ohio Man Hit by Train While Texting on Phone

A man was trying to cross the railroad tracks in Elmwood Place, Ohio while using his cell phone to send a text message. He missed one train but didn’t see the train coming down the other set of tracks. He was hit by the second train. The railroad accident happened on Monday morning. Witnesses said the man waited for a southbound train to pass, put his head down and started walking across the…

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Man Drives Car Onto Train Tracks in San Onofre

A car that was driven onto train tracks in San Onofre delayed the Metrolink trains by 20 minutes while the railroad accident scene had to be cleaned up. A man was driving his car on the I-5 freeway when he went off the freeway and onto the tracks. No trains were involved in the accident. The car crashed though the fence about 2:30 p.m. but managed to avoid being hit by oncoming trains….

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Carpinteria Train Accident Kills Man

A business owner in Carpinteria was killed while trying to rescue his dog from an oncoming train. The railroad accident happened on Saturday afternoon on Santa Claus Lane. It was near the victim’s business. Sheriff’s investigators said Shapiro died while trying to rescue his best friend.”Shapiro was walking his dog along a set of train tracks when a train’s horn signaled it’s approach when…

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Florida Woman Hit by Freight Train

A woman out for a job in Pompano Beach, Florida was hit by a freight train Thursday morning. Her legs were severed in the railroad accident. She was taken to a local hospital to be treated for her injuries. Authorities did not know how she ended up in the path of the train Thursday morning, but rescue workers speculated she did not hear the locomotive coming because she was listening to…

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Lawsuit Settled Over California Train Accident

Union Pacific Railroad has settled a lawsuit filed by more than 40 people over a railroad accident that happened in 2003. Box cars came unhooked from a train and crashed into houses and injured people. The train accident happened in Commerce. David Benjamin, an attorney for the families, says an agreement was reached with more than 40 people from several families during day-long negotiations…

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Two Killed by Metrolink Train

Two people were killed and another injured when their car was hit by a Metrolink train in Covina. There have been reports that the crossing gate was not down at the time of the accident. Data from the computer system shows that the arm was down at the time of the accident. At least one witness to the accident disputed the official account of events. “I saw the crash happen,” said Dale…

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Long Beach Commuter Train Hits SUV

The Metro Rail commuter train hit an SUV on Friday April 13th. There were no injuries on the train. The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital for observation. The accident occurred about 9:30 a.m. at Long Beach Boulevard and 7th Street.”The driver of the SUV tried to make an illegal left turn onto oncoming traffic on a one-way street,” said Will Nash, a Long Beach Fire Department…

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Mystery Woman Hit by Blue Line Train in Long Beach

An unidentified woman is in a coma following an accident on March 21st with the Blue Line Train in Long Beach. Police believe she threw herself in front of the train as a suicide attempt. Her fingerprints and belongings yielded no identification of her name. She is being treated at the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She sustained massive internal injuries and had one leg severed when…