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May 2016 Archives

Fatal Oklahoma train accident claims life of one man

This blog recently discussed the importance of railroad safety. A man was recently killed in a train accident in a nearby community north of the Oklahoma City area. Oklahoma authorities are investigating how the train accident occurred. The man who was killed in the fatal train accident was driving a semi truck and, as the train passed at the rail crossing, the semi truck and the train collided. The 47-year old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the train accident. The 28-year old train engineer and 49-year old conductor of the train were not injured in the train accident.

What are some railroad safety tips?

The fact that trains can present dangers is not unknown, however, many may wonder how they can help keep themselves and their families safe from the dangers associated with trains. According to one report, a pedestrian or vehicle is hit by a train every three hours in the United States. It is important to keep in mind that unique characteristics associated with trains can make them especially dangerous.

Oklahoma City SUV rollover results in serious accident

An Oklahoma City SUV accident recently resulted in a rollover and one fatality. According to authorities, the SUV rollover accident occurred when a Porsche traveling in the wrong direction collided with the SUV. Authorities reported that the driver of the Porsche drove into oncoming traffic accidentally by missing the correct ramp and ended up travelling north in southbound lanes of traffic. While attempting to make a U-turn to travel in the correct direction, the Porsche and the SUV collided as the Porsche was t-boned by the SUV travelling in the correct direction. The accident caused the SUV to rollover.

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