Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Monday, 01.22.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3
 4  5  6  7  8  9  10
 11  12  13  14  15  16  17
 18  19  20  21  22  23  24
 25  26  27  28  29  30
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Nov 30,2007
Grand Rapids-to-Chicago train hits freight
by UPI

CHICAGO -- Amtrak's Pere Marquette traveling from Grand Rapids, Mich., slammed into the rear of a Norfolk Southern freight train on Chicago's South Side, Amtrak said.

The four-car train -- three passenger cars and one locomotive -- remained upright. The five Amtrak crew members aboard were seriously injured, Amtrak said. Many of the 187 passengers suffered minor cuts and bruises, WLS-TV, Chicago, reported.

The Amtrak's locomotive climbed up on the rear of the stopped freighter, partially crushing a trailer atop a flatbed, in a busy switching yard about 4 1/2 miles south of Chicago's downtown Union Station. The accident occurred about 11:30 a.m. CST.

The Red Cross was on the scene and the National Transportation Safety Board said it was assembling a team of investigators to send to the site.

Fifteen ambulances were dispatched to the scene and the Chicago Fire Department helped remove passengers from the train, many of them children.

Copyright © 2007, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

1206 times read

Related news
2nd fatal Amtrak crash in two days by UPI posted on Jul 17,2007

Feds investigate freight train collision by UPI posted on Nov 12,2007

Fire out in Saskatchewan derailment by UPI posted on Apr 08,2008

Amtrak train kills man in California by UPI posted on Jan 22,2008

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 17 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?