Tag Archives: train accidents

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 »

Family of Driver Involved in Metro North Crash Filing Lawsuit Against Railroad

By Basch & Keegan |

In February of 2015, a Metro North train headed to the Dutchess County hamlet of Wassaic was involved in a tragic accident when an SUV stuck on the tracks caused the train to derail, killing the driver and five train passengers. Now, the family of SUV driver Ellen Brody has made plans to bring… Read More »

Rail Crossing with train approaching.

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 »

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 »

Fatal Accident in New York SUV-Commuter Train Collision

By Basch & Keegan |

Six people died in a collision between a Jeep Cherokee SUV and a commuter train that occurred in the early evening hours on February 3rd in the Westchester County hamlet of Valhalla. The SUV was stopped on the tracks when it was struck by the Metro-North train. The front car of the train and… Read More »