Topic: train accident
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October 13, 2013 at 6:10 PM
In separate incidents in the last three days, three men on or near BNSF Railway tracks in Seattle and Tacoma have been struck by Amtrak trains – two of them fatally.
The most recent incident occurred near South Lander Street in Seattle, shortly before midnight Sunday, when a 25-year-old Marysville man was hit by a train.
Seattle police said the man was lying with his head on the tracks when he was struck. The Seattle Fire Department pronounced him dead at the scene.
On Thursday evening, another man was hit and killed by a train not far from that same location on Lander Street. And earlier that same day, around 4 a.m., a third man near the tracks at Titlow Beach, near Tacoma, was also struck. His condition is unclear.
All three incidents involved the mainline train between Seattle and Portland, Gus Melonas, BNSF spokesman, said.
Despite the similarities, he said, the cases don’t appear to be related. “We want the public to be aware that trains can move on any track, at any time, in any direction,” he said.
March 28, 2013 at 6:57 AM
Drunks, driving and interlock devices: If someone convicted of DUI agrees not to drive, he can’t be forced to install an ignition interlock device in his car. The device won’t allow the car to be started if it senses that the driver has alcohol on his breath. Did you know those convicted of DUI can’t be forced to install the devices? Vote in our poll.
Man hit by train in Seattle this morning: The incident occurred just south of the Magnolia bridge, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The man, believed to be in his 60s, was in critical condition as he was being taken to Harborview.
Hot weather coming: Well, maybe. We’re still crossing our fingers for highs in the upper 60s by Sunday. The forecast.
Glad we weren’t caught in this: 17-mile backup on northbound I-5: Boeing Field to Shoreline. Were you? What’s interesting is that it wasn’t one thing, but several smaller incidents that caused this mess.
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August 9, 2012 at 7:58 PM
Two men were injured, one critically, when a train struck a car Thursday evening at a railroad crossing in Fife, police said.
The accident happened around 6:40 p.m. at a railroad crossing with no gate near 4020 78th Ave. E. , said Cmdr. Tim Floyd. The Union Pacific train was traveling about 40 mph when it hit the car, according to The Associated Press.
A Tacoma fire official said both victims were taken to Tacoma General Hospital. The men are in their late 20s or early 30s, police said.
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