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August 1, 1991 | Associated Press
Four tank cars from a CSX Transportation train derailed Wednesday and two began leaking hazardous chemicals, authorities said. About 100 people were evacuated.
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March 31, 1999 | From Associated Press
A car apparently rear-ended at a railroad crossing and pushed into the side of a moving freight train was dragged for four miles as its shrieking driver frantically tried to call for help on her cellular phone. "Mom! Mom! I need help," 20-year-old Amber Scott screamed into the phone Monday. But the battery was cutting in and out, and she couldn't be sure if she was talking to her mother or the answering machine. She called 911 and screamed: "I'm being dragged . . . by a train! Oh, please help!"
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January 19, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Two commuter trains sideswiped each other Monday morning on a narrow stretch of track, killing seven people in a mangled pile of metal. Sixty-nine people were injured, an official said. The eastbound and westbound trains collided at 7:37 a.m. PST, said John Parsons, spokesman for Northern Indiana Commuter Transit District. "The glass was flying. It was a tremendous impact," passenger Margaret McNeill, who was uninjured, said. Fire Chief Benjamin Perry said 69 people were injured, two critically.
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December 22, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
An Amtrak train carrying 180 passengers collided with a truck at a crossing Tuesday, killing the truck's driver and slightly injuring 15 people on the train, authorities said. It was the second train-truck collision at the crossing in a year. One of the two locomotives and one of the 15 cars in Amtrak's Broadway Limited derailed but remained upright. Passengers on the New York-to-Chicago run were transferred to another train.
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May 4, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A passenger train crashed into a truck, injuring 29 people, less than 24 hours after another Amtrak train smashed into a string of freight cars in Indiana in an accident that injured 26. The latest accident occurred when a train traveling from Chicago to New Orleans struck a log truck at a private railroad crossing near a lumberyard in Durant, Miss. Authorities said no flashing lights or signs marked the crossing.
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December 22, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
An Amtrak train carrying 180 passengers collided with a truck at a crossing Tuesday, killing the truck's driver and slightly injuring 15 people on the train, authorities said. It was the second train-truck collision at the crossing in a year. One of the two locomotives and one of the 15 cars in Amtrak's Broadway Limited derailed but remained upright. Passengers on the New York-to-Chicago run were transferred to another train.
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March 31, 1999 | From Associated Press
A car apparently rear-ended at a railroad crossing and pushed into the side of a moving freight train was dragged for four miles as its shrieking driver frantically tried to call for help on her cellular phone. "Mom! Mom! I need help," 20-year-old Amber Scott screamed into the phone Monday. But the battery was cutting in and out, and she couldn't be sure if she was talking to her mother or the answering machine. She called 911 and screamed: "I'm being dragged . . . by a train! Oh, please help!"
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January 19, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Two commuter trains sideswiped each other Monday morning on a narrow stretch of track, killing seven people in a mangled pile of metal. Sixty-nine people were injured, an official said. The eastbound and westbound trains collided at 7:37 a.m. PST, said John Parsons, spokesman for Northern Indiana Commuter Transit District. "The glass was flying. It was a tremendous impact," passenger Margaret McNeill, who was uninjured, said. Fire Chief Benjamin Perry said 69 people were injured, two critically.
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August 1, 1991 | Associated Press
Four tank cars from a CSX Transportation train derailed Wednesday and two began leaking hazardous chemicals, authorities said. About 100 people were evacuated.
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May 4, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A passenger train crashed into a truck, injuring 29 people, less than 24 hours after another Amtrak train smashed into a string of freight cars in Indiana in an accident that injured 26. The latest accident occurred when a train traveling from Chicago to New Orleans struck a log truck at a private railroad crossing near a lumberyard in Durant, Miss. Authorities said no flashing lights or signs marked the crossing.
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