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Amtrak engineer will NOT be charged in deadly Philadelphia crash that killed eight in 2015 despite NTSB finding he was likely distracted moments before derailment

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The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office will not charge Brandon Bostian, who was driving Amtrak Train 188 when it derailed in 2015, killing eight people and injuring more than 200 others.


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Four dead and dozens injured after train smashes into bus packed with senior citizens and pushes it 300ft along the tracks in Mississippi

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A freight train smashed into a charter bus in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Tuesday, pushing the bus 300 feet down the tracks and leaving at least four people dead, authorities said.

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Heart-stopping moment a train barrels through and completely destroys a FedEx truck in Utah  VIDEO

A release by the Utah Transit Authority stated that even in the case of a power outage, the crossing gates are programmed to remain in a downward position, according to the Salt Lake Tribune

Due to a severe storm that day, the intersection at 100 North and 100 East had been covered with heavy ice and snow. 

No one was injured in the crash, though the belongings contained in the FedEx truck were likely damaged. 

The crash appears to have been caused due to the barriers, flashing lights and bells not being activated in the North Salt Lake intersection

The Utah Transit Authority is investigating why the crossing gates were upright as the train passed, allowing vehicles to pass through despite the imminent danger

The Utah Transit Authority is investigating why the crossing gates were upright as the train passed, allowing vehicles to pass through despite the imminent danger



SEE VIDEO: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4154794/FedEx-truck-blown-pieces-FrontRunner-train-Utah.html#ixzz4WmOW6czG 

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UPDATE

Train engineer in fatal Hoboken crash had undiagnosed sleep apnea

 

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Two U.S. officials say the engineer of a commuter train that slammed into a New Jersey station at double the 10 mph speed limit, killing a woman, suffered from undiagnosed sleep apnea. 



Police begin questioning engineer over 'high speed' of Hoboken train before it derailed, killing one woman and hospitalizing 74, as Gov Christie insists crash was a 'tragic accident'

Thomas Gallagher (pictured), 48, was the conductor of the No. 1614 Pascack Valley line train that crashed around 8:30am after leaving Spring Valley, New York at 7:23am. It was scheduled to arrive in Hoboken at 8:38am

The engineer of a train that crashed at a 'high rate of speed' into the Hoboken, New Jersey train station Thursday, killing a 34-year-old mother-of one and injuring 112 people, is cooperating with police.

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Three dead and more than 100 injured as commuter train crashes at full speed INTO Hoboken station: Blood-soaked victims are pulled from the wreckage and rescuers battle many still trapped

UPDATED Three people have been killed and more than 100 injured after a New Jersey transit train plowed into Hoboken station during rush hour this morning. Witnesses said the train didn't brake or slow down as it approached the station, causing mass casualties and structural damage (pictured). Photographs showed blood-soaked people in the station ticket hall and others being tended to outside the train station. Nancy Bido said she was in the middle of the train when the crash happened. 'It just never stopped it was going really, really fast,' Bido said. 'Basically the terminal was the brake for the train'. The crash involving the No. 1614 Pascack Valley line train from Spring Valley, New York happened at around 8.30am. 'My train just ran full force into Hoboken Station,' Twitter user @jaydanahy wrote. All trains in and out of the station have been cancelled. Both NJ Transit commuter trains and PATH trains to New York City run in and out of the building. About 28,335 people take the PATH train into New York City from Hoboken every day.

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Woman, 26, is killed by a train while stalking Kentucky's mythical 'Pope Lick Monster' that is said to hypnotize people into climbing onto railroad

Roquel Bain is killed by a train while trying to spot the Pope Lick Monster

Roquel Bain (upper right), 26, of Dayton, Ohio, died after being struck by a train in Louisville, Kentucky Saturday. According to a legend, a creature (bottom right) lives under the Pope Lick trestle (left) east of the city. The beast is rumored to hypnotize visitors and trick them into crossing the trestle, luring them to their death as they get hit by an oncoming train. Bain and her boyfriend went up the trestle on Saturday evening and were walking on it when a train arrived. They realized they didn't have time to make it to the other side and decided to hang off the structure's sides. The train hit Bain, who then fell from 80 to 100 feet.

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Shocking footage shows a high speed train plowing into a bus at a level crossing in Mexico, leaving four people dead and 22 injured

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The bus was travelling from the city of Los Mochis in Mexico to the city of Guadalajara when it was struck by the train, leaving 22 of the 26 people on board injured, some severely, and four dead.

Three men are killed when a California Amtrak train traveling up to 80mph slams into their pickup, ripping the truck in two

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Three men in a pickup died on Friday when the driver pulled in front of a speeding Amtrak, ripping the truck in two but injuring none of the train's 217 passengers, authorities said.


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New leads in Amtrak disaster as officials reveal TWO Philadelphia-area trains were 'shot at' within minutes of crash that killed eight



AMTRAK TRAIN DERAILS KILLING 5 PEOPLE; INVESTIGATION BEGINS

PHILADELPHIA (CBSNewYork/AP) — An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed in Philadelphia late Tuesday, leaving at least five people dead and 140 more injured.

Northeast Regional Train 188 left Union Station in Washington, D.C. around 7 p.m., and was supposed to arrive at Penn Station at 10:34 p.m. Tuesday.

But the train derailed around 9:30 p.m. for unknown reasons and crashed in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. A four-alarm response was raised by the Philadelphia Fire Department, which also declared a level 3 mass casualty incident.

PHILADELPHIA (CBSNewYork/AP) — An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed in Philadelphia late Tuesday, leaving at least five people dead and 140 more injured.

Northeast Regional Train 188 left Union Station in Washington, D.C. around 7 p.m., and was supposed to arrive at Penn Station at 10:34 p.m. Tuesday.

But the train derailed around 9:30 p.m. for unknown reasons and crashed in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. A four-alarm response was raised by the Philadelphia Fire Department, which also declared a level 3 mass casualty incident.

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A map shows the area where Amtrak Regional 188 derailed and overturned.



Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Amtrak-Derailment-Philadelphia--303536331.html#ixzz3a1727wZ4 
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Horrific moment two died after driver ignored warning lights and drove into path of oncoming train

traincrashcrash.jpg line: ******composite*****Caption: crash-splash.jpg RNING GRAPHIC CONTENT. The car was struck on the passenger side, killing Chita Chuwan, 16, pictured bottom left, and Su Man Rai, 19, pictured top left, on Saturday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky. Two train enthusiasts caught the collision on film, pictured center and top right and the wreckage bottom right, where there are no barriers blocking the tracks for when a train passes. The driver and other passenger, Kismat Mishra and Nabin Thapa, are being treated in the University of Louisville Hospital. All four were students in the Jefferson County Public School district and known for participating in the area's soccer team.Photographer: <no value>Loaded on 16/03/2015 at 15:34Copyright: <no value>Provider: © WLKYProperties: RGB JPEG Image (629KWARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT. The car was struck on the passenger side, killing Chita Chuwan, 16, pictured top right, and Su Man Rai, 19, pictured top left, on Saturday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky. Two train enthusiasts caught the collision on film, pictured right and the wreckage bottom left, there are no barriers in the area blocking the tracks for when a train passes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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and in other news......  Texting woman walks into path of train, survives...


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The terrifying moment William Hurt and Kurt Russell's son ran for their lives seconds before train killed camerawoman on movie set

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A new video shows the terrifying moment a film crew fled from an oncoming train. The crew of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider can be seen dashing to get off the tracks of a railroad bridge with their equipment as a train rushes towards them at breakneck speed (above), this as the two actors filming the scene, Wyatt Russell and Academy Award winner William Hurt, were also forced to scramble out of the train's path. Everyone was able to somehow make it to safety despite several individuals suffering injuries with the exception of one woman, camera assistant Sarah Elizabeth Jones, who was tragically killed.

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'She was not careless': Friends insist mother of three whose SUV got stuck on tracks and caused NY train crash that killed five as witnesses describe waiting for her to reverse before tragedy struck

The train pushed the Jeep almost an entire train length from the crossing gates before it came to stop

UPDATED Among the top priorities of an investigation into Tuesday night's deadly train crash (main picture) in Valhalla, New York, is to figure out why the Jeep Cherokee manned by 49-year-old Ellen Brody was in the train's path Tuesday evening, National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Robert Sumwalt has said. Mrs Brody was driving across a set of train tracks when the crossing gate slammed down on the rear of her vehicle. Instead of continuing through the intersection, she got out to examine the back of her car, before getting back in, driving on and colliding with the passing train. The fiery crash resulted in the death of six people, including, pictured clockwise from top left, Mrs Brody, Joseph Nadol, Eric Vandercar, Walter Liedtke and Robert Dirks.

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