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Oil train accident brings calls for tougher U.S. safety rules
illinois |
By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fiery oil train derailment in West Virginia this week exposes lax safety standards and strengthens the case for tougher U.S. rules governing such shipments, safety advocates said on Tuesday. This month, the [...]
Feb 27, 2015 9:16pm | 8 views | source: Yahoo

Hospital emergency drills put into action when bus overturns on I-80 - WQAD
illinois | I-80 |
80
WQAD.com'?This accident could have been much worse,'? added Brian Hofer, Principal of Geneseo Middle School. '?I saw great treatment by the staff.'? That quick and timely training was also evident in what happened on the scene. Illinois State Trooper[...]
Feb 26, 2015 7:46pm | 15 views | source: Yahoo

19-year-old woman killed after Metra train strikes vehicle in Woodstock - Chicago Tribune
chicago | illinois |
... in Woodstock. By Amanda Marrazzo and Carlos Sadovi Chicago Tribune ... Inbound and outbound trains to and from Harvard were temporarily stopped near Crystal Lake during the investigation of the accident, which continues, authorities said. Woodsto[...]
Feb 26, 2015 6:11pm | 38 views | source: Google / Chicago Tribune

Woman, 19, killed when Metra train strikes vehicle in Woodstock - Chicago Sun-Times
illinois | 7 |
Chicago Sun-TimesA witness to the crash told police that Williams' Camry skidded on snow and ice and was unable to stop at the activated railroad crossing for the approaching train. The railroad crossing is at the bottom of a small incline and a curv[...]
Feb 26, 2015 5:54pm | 17 views | source: Yahoo

1 dead after Metra strikes vehicle in Woodstock - Chicago Tribune
chicago | illinois |
The accident happened about 5 p.m. in Woodstock, Metra spokesman Tom Miller said. The accident happened at a grade crossing and involved train No. 654, which was traveling to Chicago and due at 6:23 p.m., according to Metra officials. Inbound and ...[...]
Feb 26, 2015 00:23am | 42 views | source: Google / Chicago Tribune

Commuter train smashes into SUV on tracks, killing 7 people - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
missouri | 280 |
VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) - A packed commuter train slammed into a sport utility vehicle on the tracks at a crossing on Tuesday night, killing seven people, injuring several others and sending hundreds of passengers scrambling to get to safety as the front[...]
Feb 25, 2015 1:32pm | 19 views | source: Yahoo

Lawyer: Truck driver in train crash 'did all he could' - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
illinois |
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - A lawyer says the driver of a truck involved in a fiery crash with a commuter train in Southern California "did all he could" to free the vehicle from the tracks and then ran for help.[...]
Feb 25, 2015 07:38am | 11 views | source: Yahoo

Abandoned truck's driver arrested after commuter train crash - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
illinois |
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - A commuter train bound for Los Angeles derailed before dawn Tuesday in a fiery collision with an abandoned commercial pickup truck after its driver took a wrong turn and got stuck on the tracks.[...]
Feb 24, 2015 7:30pm | 6 views | source: Yahoo

Pickup hits train in fatal Knox County accident - KWQC-TV6
gilson | illinois |
During the investigation, deputies learned that a pickup truck belonging to 20-year-old Cole R. Steele of rural Gilson, Ill., was headed northbound on Knox Road 2100E when it hit the crossing arm and crashed into a westbound train. They say the ...[...]
Feb 23, 2015 8:02pm | 40 views | source: Google / KWQC-TV6


20-year-old dies when truck hits moving train near Williamsfield
Peoria | illinois |
One person died when his truck crashed into a moving train and vehicle just west of Williamsfield, Illinois.[...]
Feb 23, 2015 09:45am | 22 views | source: Yahoo

AP Exclusive: Fuel-hauling trains could derail at 10 a year - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
illinois |
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an [...]
Feb 22, 2015 08:22am | 11 views | source: Yahoo

Snowmobile crash kills Illinois man - WNMU-FM
illinois | 7 |
WNMU-FM... p.m. Tuesday on Trail #7 in AuTrain Township. They say Donald Stagner, 45, of New Lenox, Illinois failed to negotiate a curve, left the trail, and hit a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies say excessive speed is likely a fa[...]
Feb 19, 2015 2:17pm | 15 views | source: Yahoo

Oil train accident brings calls for tougher safety rules
washington |
By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fiery oil train derailment in West Virginia this week exposes lax safety standards and strengthens the case for tougher U.S. rules governing such shipments, safety advocates said on Tuesday. "These inci[...]
Feb 17, 2015 1:38pm | 25 views | source: Yahoo

West Virginia train derailment sends oil tanker into river - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
illinois |
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A train carrying crude oil derailed in southern West Virginia on Monday, sending at least one tanker into the Kanawha River and sparking a house fire, officials said.[...]
Feb 16, 2015 1:12pm | 14 views | source: Yahoo

Older Illinois Reports by Our Users

fuster cluck
Plainfield | Illinois | Street
SO bound 126 before 59 at a standstill, can't tell if it's cuz of a train or what but don't come this way![...]
Nov 27, 2014 2:04pm | By anonymous | 61 views |


amtrack vs. pedestrian
Rantoul | Illinois | Street
Train vs. Pedestrian amtrack from champaign to chicago pedestrian strikes side of train. The conductor reports he was alert and talking. Heavy delay for my connecting train[...]
Apr 08, 2014 9:11pm | By oops | 81 views |


Train crash
Grayslake | Illinois | Lake St & Hillside
A Canadian National freight train hit a car or pedestrian at the tracks near Lake st and Hillside in the town of Grayslake and reports are that there is a fatality involved.[...]
Mar 17, 2014 09:18am | By Andy | 1516 views | 2

Train and Car with fatality
Round Lake | Illinois | And Cedar Lake
All trains have stopped outbound from Chicago at Grayslake due to collision at the railroad crossing in Round Lake. [...]
Jan 22, 2014 8:08pm | By Gclark | 252 views |

Train blocking 173
Antioch | Illinois |
Train blocking Rt.173 just west of Rt.83 CN says Grass Lake Rd. Is open. CN railroad radio reveals possible derailment [...]
Dec 13, 2013 10:40am | By william smith | 142 views |

Stopped traffic
Harvey | Illinois | E 147th St
Train has been stopped for 20 minutes. No one is moving![...]
Nov 13, 2013 4:06pm | By Jeanelle | 42 views |


Train accident
Wilmington | Illinois | 264 Mill St
Train ht vehicle - vehicle injuries - train passengers ok[...]
Jul 12, 2013 8:31pm | By K | 1193 views |


Freight Train Accident
Macomb | Illinois | Train Tracks
We are riding Amtrak from Quincy, IL on our way to Chicago & there is apparently an accident on the train tracks just outside of Macomb, IL. A car was struck by a freight train & now all trains are indefinatly delayed.[...]
Feb 09, 2013 05:29am | By Chief_19_98 | 252 views |


Freight Train Accident
Macomb | Illinois | Train Tracks
We are riding Amtrak from Quincy, IL on our way to Chicago & there is apparently an accident on the train tracks just outside of Macomb, IL. A car was struck by a freight train & now all trains are indefinatly delayed.[...]
Feb 09, 2013 05:26am | By Chief_19_98 | 96 views |


Question
QUESTION | Granite City | Illinois |
november 15, 1992. train hit chevy impala???[...]
| By krista12264 | 150 views |

Question
QUESTION | Des Plaines | Illinois |
how many fatal train accidents have occurred at Miner Rd. and River Road in DesPlaines, IL.[...]
| By FM | 205 views |

IL Live Chat
 Mo
> it was weird how that suv just flip , I was going south , but could not stop , hope  10:43am
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