Tag Archives: rail crossing accidents

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Ulster County Law Enforcement and Rail Operator Educate Community on Crossing Safety

By Basch & Keegan |

Over the past ten years, the town of Ulster has seen some eight accidents involving pedestrians and trains. When adding in those pedestrian train accidents occurring in Kingston, Saugerties, and throughout Ulster County, officials estimate that nearly 20 such accidents have occurred. In order to stem the occurrence of such accidents, police agencies in… Read More »

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Federal Railroad Administration Statistics Give Scope of Car and Truck Accidents at Local Rail Crossings & Tracks

By Basch & Keegan |

A report released by the Federal Railroad Administration described accidents occurring at the railroad crossings and incidents occurring along the tracks in Ulster County. The report describes all accidents occurring at the 47 rail crossings for the CSX line cutting through Ulster County since 1995. In total, 21 accidents have occurred at the railroad… Read More »

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Woman in Critical Condition after Being Hit by Passing Freight Train

By Basch & Keegan |

Ulster resident Ashlee Crescione was seriously injured by a passing train while walking not on, but alongside the train tracks. The 21-year-old woman was hospitalized in critical condition after the accident, but appears to be steadily recovering from her injuries. A subsequent investigation determined that Crescione was walking slightly outside of the gauge of… Read More »