May 30, 2024

Idaho Railroad Crossing Accidents

Boise, ID — A 77 year-old man died after his car was hit by an oncoming BNSF train in a railroad crossing accident near Bonners Ferry in Northern Idaho. The car and train crash occurred at a private crossing near the city’s municipal golf course. It is being investigated by the Idaho State Police and BNSF.

The accident occurred at about 8:15 A.M.. It is reported that the driver of the car was not wearing his seatbelt when he was hit by the train. The railroad crossing was equipped with a stop sign and warning signal, but did not have a railroad crossing gate. There is a is 40 M.P.H. speed limit for trains on the section of the track where the crash occurred.

The BNSF train was empty and powered by three locomotive engines. The damage to the lead engine was so severe that it may be taken out of service. The train was traveling from Portland, OR to eastern Montana.

The man who died in the crash was driving a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta. He is reported to have been pulling out of his tree farm nursery when his car was hit by the empty BNSF train at the crossing.

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Train-truck accident kills man in Idaho

April 6, 2011
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Bannock County, ID — A 40 year-old man is dead after a train-truck crash at a railroad crossing in Idaho man on March 31, 2011. The crash occurred shortly after 8:00 A.M. in Bannock County, ID when a commercial dump truck driver stopped on the tracks at a railroad crossing after the automatic crossing guard […]

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