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August 11, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Teen struck by train near Bellingham

A 17-year-old was struck by a BNSF train near Bellingham early Sunday morning. Around 2 a.m. the crew repeatedly sounded the horn when they saw the teenager standing in the middle of the tracks, BSNF spokesman Gus Melonas said. He was struck and thrown from the tracks. The crew stopped the train and then ran back to…

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May 29, 2014 at 7:29 AM

Man hit by train in Shoreline

UPDATE 9 a.m.:  | Gus Melonas, spokesman for Burlington Northern Santa Fe, which owns the tracks, said the crew of the southbound train saw the man lying alongside the tracks at the train approached about 3:30 a.m. He said the crew went into an “emergency brake application” but could not stop before hitting the man. Melonas said the man was…

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October 10, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Pedestrian killed when hit by train in Seattle

A man was killed when he was hit by an Amtrak train near the intersection of Fourth Avenue South and South Lander Street, near the King Street station in Seattle Thursday night, according to Seattle police. The line was shut down, and Seattle police, BNSF and Amtrak officials were investigating. The line is expected to…

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August 19, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Man dies after being struck by train north of Tacoma

TACOMA — Authorities are investigating the death of a man struck by a train north of Tacoma. Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas said the northbound coal train struck the man around 3 p.m. on Monday. He says three passenger trains face temporary delays as officials at the site investigate the matter. Melonas says the train used…

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April 15, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Man killed when hit by train in Auburn

A man crossing train tracks in Auburn was  struck and killed by a northbound Amtrak train tonight. Medics responded to the incident at 8:47 p.m. but the man was declared dead at the scene near 210 West Main Street, according to Valley Regional Fire Authority. Cmdr. Mike Hirman said witnesses told Auburn police that the man was…

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December 30, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Four people escape car struck by train in Edmonds

Four people escaped from a car before it was struck by a train Saturday night in Edmonds. Edmonds Police say the car, driven by a 24-year-old Seattle woman, got stuck on the tracks around 11:30 p.m.. The occupants bailed out when they saw the northbound training bearing down on them. “It could have been so much…

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December 24, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Amtrak train, 358 aboard, stalls 4 hours in Oregon

The Associated Press CHEMULT, Ore. — A passenger train running from Los Angeles to Seattle was stalled for about four hours in the snowy mountains of Southern Oregon. Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds said the Coast Starlight train with 358 passengers aboard had a mechanical problem Sunday outside the town of Chemult in the Cascade Range. But, she says,…

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December 1, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Man struck by train in Seattle Tunnel

A 33-year-old man died after he was struck by a train in the tunnel north of King Street Station in Seattle this morning, according to Seattle police. Police said the man was hit at about 4:30 a.m. by a BNSF Railway train that was traveling north. Fire department medics responded and took the man to Harborview Medical…

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October 9, 2012 at 10:01 AM

SUV passenger trapped after Kennewick train crash

The Associated Press KENNEWICK, Tri-Cities — Firefighters worked more than 45 minutes to free a passenger who was trapped in an SUV after it collided with a train at a crossing in Kennewick. Battalion Chief Vince Beasley says the man suffered a broken leg and other injuries and was taken to Kennewick General Hospital Monday night. More

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