Rail accidents

The remains of a Porsche SUV that plummeted off an overpass, rests on train tracks below, where it burst into flames Sunday afternoon, killing two teenagers and sending a third to a hospital with serious injuries. in Pearl River, NY, Sunday, October 13, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Wexler/NorthJersey.com via AP)
October 14, 2019 - 1:31 pm
PEARL RIVER, N.Y. (AP) — A Porsche SUV plummeted off an overpass onto train tracks below, where it burst into flames, killing two teenagers and sending a third to a hospital with serious injuries. The Porsche fell from Route 304 in Pearl River, New York, on Sunday afternoon after a crash involving...
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Authorities work the scene where at least four people were killed in a tour bus crash near Bryce Canyon National Park, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Utah. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)
September 23, 2019 - 8:08 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three Chinese tourists remained in critical condition Monday after they were injured in a tour bus crash in Utah that left four other passengers dead, hospital officials said. One person was in serious condition, but other passengers hurt in the crash were improving. The tour...
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The remains of a bus that crashed while carrying Chinese-speaking tourists lie along State Route 12 near Bryce Canyon National Park, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Utah, as authorities continue to investigate. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)
September 21, 2019 - 8:27 pm
PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — A tour bus carrying 30 Chinese tourists left Las Vegas in the morning and set off through the other worldly red-rock landscape of southern Utah toward Bryce National Park. They were only a few miles away from the park when the long-awaited overseas vacation turned into a...
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September 10, 2019 - 3:40 pm
DUPO, Ill. (AP) — A freight train bearing a flammable liquid used in solvents derailed in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis Tuesday, causing a fire that sent thick, black smoke into the air and prompted the evacuation of nearby schools and residences. In a news release, Union Pacific says that the...
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In this image from video, a light rail train, left, sits after derailment in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday night, Aug. 22, 2019. Authorities say more than two dozen people have been injured in the light rail train derailment in Northern California. (KOVR via AP)
August 23, 2019 - 6:29 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say more than two dozen people have been injured in a light rail train derailment in Northern California. Sacramento Fire Capt. Keith Wade says that 27 people were injured, including 13 people who were transported to hospitals. He said the remaining patients...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 photo provided by Naomi Hayes, a fire burns after an explosion near Junction City, Ky. A regional gas pipeline ruptured early Thursday in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park, authorities said. (Naomi Hayes via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 6:30 pm
JUNCTION CITY, Ky. (AP) — A regional gas pipeline ruptured early Thursday in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park, authorities said. Some homes were consumed by the...
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FILE- This Aug. 3, 2018, file photo shows a New Jersey Transit train leaving the Bound Brook Station in Bound Brook, N.J. Federal railway officials say the railroad industry has installed safety technology on nearly 90 percent of tracks where it is required, but “significant work” is needed to ensure the technology is completely installed by a December 2020 deadline. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
July 31, 2019 - 6:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The railroad industry has installed safety technology on nearly 90% of tracks where it is required, federal officials said Wednesday, but "significant work" is needed to ensure the technology is completely installed by a December 2020 deadline. Federal Railroad Administration...
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July 25, 2019 - 2:19 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In a story July 23 about the cause of a February 2018 deadly Amtrak crash in South Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously that National Transportation Safety Board member Jennifer Homendy said The Federal Railroad Administration hasn't done anything about the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2017, file photo, Brandon Bostian, the engineer involved in the 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia that that left eight people dead and about 200 injured, departs from the center for criminal justice in Philadelphia. Manslaughter charges filed against Bostian have been dropped for a second time. A defense lawyer argued Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that any mistakes made by Bostian do not amount to a crime, and a city judge agreed. The state Attorney General's Office says it will appeal the latest ruling. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 23, 2019 - 3:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For the second time, a judge threw out all charges Tuesday against an Amtrak engineer for his role in a high-speed derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight people, saying: "The law recognizes we're all human." Common Pleas Judge Barbara McDermott rejected the involuntary...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, automobile traffic waits at a train crossing as train cars that carry oil are pulled through downtown Seattle. Attorneys general for North Dakota and Montana have petitioned the Trump administration Wednesday, July 17, 2019, to overrule a Washington state law that imposes safety restrictions on oil shipped by rail from the Northern Plains. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 18, 2019 - 11:20 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys general for North Dakota and Montana asked the Trump administration on Wednesday to overrule a Washington state law that imposed new restrictions on oil trains from the Northern Plains to guard against explosive derailments. In a legal petition to the U.S...
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