Woman dies while trapped in a vehicle stopped on railroad tracks

A woman in a vehicle stopped on railroad tracks at a dangerous crossing in Aventura, Florida, died on November 15 when the vehicle was struck by a Brightline train. Traffic backups are common at this highly active passage at the intersection of Ives Dairy Road and West Dixie Highway. The driver was trapped, unable to maneuver the vehicle either forward or backward off the tracks as the train approached. The locomotive struck the stopped vehicle, and the driver was killed. These types of incidents are all too common at this location. Those who frequent the area have stated that vehicles…

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Santa Clara, CA railroad incident results in the death of a boy

A Santa Clara, CA railroad incident involving an Amtrak train has resulted in the death of a five-year-old boy. The five-year-old Santa Clara boy, whose parents said had special needs, was struck on the Union Pacific tracks near Lafayette Street, south of Laurelwood Road, on November 16, 2019. Police said dispatchers were alerted that a child was running along the tracks and attempted to advise Amtrak to stop service in the area, but it was too late. Authorities have launched an investigation to try and determine how the boy was able to gain access to the tracks. The stretch of…

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