| Oct 28, 2012
| 4:59 PM
Randolph County investigators will determine if alcohol played a role in an early morning car/train crash in Farmland that killed two teenager and injured a third.
Kris Kiser, 17, was at the wheel of the car as it slammed into the side of a westbound...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 3:45 PM
An elevated CTA train that had been chartered by railroad enthusiasts as a fund-raising effort for a railroad museum derailed today in the South Loop and resulted in 40 people having to walk to the nearest train station, officials said.
The train was...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 9:11 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- About 48 people were injured when Metro Blue Line train collided with an MTA bus near downtown Los Angeles Monday morning.
The accident happened at 6:58 a.m. at the intersection of San Pedro Street and Washington Boulevard,...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 10:03 AM
Ernie Pentek and his son first thought the big bang that woke them Sunday morning was residual effects from Hurricane Isaac.
"(My son), he's 14 and he got up and he goes 'Dad, Isaac's here!'," said Pentek, who at Pentek at first considered that the...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 9:45 AM
A father of two was charged with four misdemeanors Sunday after his car missed a bend in the road, collided with a guard rail and was struck by a Metra train Saturday night, severely injuring his 14-month-old daughter, according to Elgin police.
| Sep 10, 2012
| 9:00 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Metrolink officials were scheduled to unveil a new safety system Monday morning designed to keep trains from colliding, even in case of human error.
Called "positive train control" technology, the system links passenger and...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 7:49 AM
Metrolink on Monday previewed a pioneering, $200-million crash prevention project for a top federal safety official, who expressed concern about railroad industry efforts to postpone deadlines for installing the sophisticated train safety system in...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 6:00 PM
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Two girls were struck and killed by an Amtrak train while playing a game called 'Ghost Train.'
The accident happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at a railroad crossing near Poplar Bluff in southeast Missouri.
Authorities say five...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 10:12 AM
LINCOLN HEIGHTS (KTLA) -- An engineer was hospitalized after the train he was driving derailed early Saturday morning.
The train crash was reported around 1:45 a.m. at a Union Pacific railroad yard in the 700 block of Lamar Street.
Three freight cars on...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 6:17 PM
A freight train hauling coal derailed on Union Pacific tracks near Willow Road and Shermer Avenue this afternoon by the Northbrook-Glenview border.
Witnesses said the bridge overpass over Shermer Avenue collapsed in the accident.
Union Pacific Spokesman...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 6:50 PM
UPDATE: 7/8 5:00 a.m.
The man hit by a Norfolk Southern Railway train Friday night has died.
Police say 72-year-old General Redd was behind the old Ballou Park Theater on Tunstall Road when he was hit by the train.
After being transported to Danville...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 11:53 AM
Trains have resumed running on the Union Pacific railroad tracks over Shermer Road in north suburban Northbrook following Wednesday's train derailment. The tracks now run over a makeshift gravel embankment over Shermer Road, where the viaduct collapsed...