Tragic schoolgirl, 15, dies after being hit by train while trying to take selfie

apple.news/Ajg0YkIHOTyOZpbUxVC-ISQ Karina Baymukhambetova was “cut into pieces” by the freight train in Orsk, Russia, local media reports A teenage girl was killed by a freight train as she tried to take a selfie at the side of the tracks . Karina Baymukhambetova, 15, was struck by the train at the weekend in Orsk, Russia. She was reportedly “cut into pieces” in the horror. An unnamed boy with her – a relative – managed to jump free from the track. “The train driver spotted people on the railway line and sounded his horn,” said a local media report. “He applied the … Continue reading Tragic schoolgirl, 15, dies after being hit by train while trying to take selfie

Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Amtrak Train in Bowie

apple.news/AXcyK45NWS-Skb7ON5rzpkg Published Mar 26, 2019 at 7:35 AM | Updated at 8:23 AM EDT on Mar 26, 2019 A pedestrian was killed Monday night after being hit by an Amtrak train in Bowie, Maryland. It happened at 11th Street and Chestnut Avenue, Prince George’s Police said. The train, Acela 2171, was traveling south at the time, an Amtrak spokesperson said. Two people were trespassing on the tracks about 9:45 p.m. when they “came into contact” with the train, the spokesperson said. There was no word on the victim’s identity or the condition of the second person. • Get Breaking News … Continue reading Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Amtrak Train in Bowie

4 Amtrak deaths reported in two days; company encourages rail safety

apple.news/AiAZvqo4kQtquWvzEzMUokg Updated 5:02 pm EDT Mar. 26, 2019 At least four people have been killed by Amtrak trains in the past week, with one of the most recent incidents taking place Tuesday in New York.  An Amtrak train traveling from Manhattan to Albany struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday in rural Columbia County, according to Richard Mazzone, Troop K commander of the New York State Police.  Police said the man, whom they did not identify by name, was found dead along the rail line. The official cause of death remains under investigation. This wasn’t the only Amtrak-related fatality to occur … Continue reading 4 Amtrak deaths reported in two days; company encourages rail safety

Runaway train travelled at high speed for 56 miles without driver!!

A runaway freight train travelled 56 miles with no driver after maintenance workers mistakenly applied brakes to the wrong locomotive, an investigation has found. Mining company BHP‘s 268-car iron ore train had to be deliberately derailed after hurtling away at speeds of up to 101mph in a remote area of Western Australia. The crash south of Port Hedland on 5 November destroyed two locomotives, 245 freight cars, and 1.2 miles of track. No one was hurt. The accident began after communication was lost between the front locomotive and a monitor at the rear, according to a preliminary investigation report published … Continue reading Runaway train travelled at high speed for 56 miles without driver!!

Person struck by Amtrack

A person was struck by an Amtrak train near the West Baltimore Station on Monday morning, causing some delays to Amtrak and MARC trains, according to Amtrak and the Maryland Transit Administration. A person was injured in a collision with Amtrak Vermonter train 56, which runs between Washington, D.C., and Vermont, at about 8:31 a.m., according to Beth Toll, a spokeswoman for Amtrak. The person’s condition and identity were not immediately available. There were no reported injuries to the 169 passengers or crew members on board the train, Toll said. Continue reading: apple.news/A2OpOxo_YQz22cKbV2q0wGA Continue reading Person struck by Amtrack