Accident Investigations

HQ-2015-1100 (Finalized)

  • 22
  • Dec
  • 2015
ACCIDENT TYPE: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incident (HRX)
LOCATION: New Iberia, LA
RAILROAD: Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation)
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations, Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations, Highway-Rail Grade Crossings, BNSF Railway Company
ABSTRACT: On December 22, 2015, at 5:45 p.m., CST, an Amtrak (ATK) passenger train (two engines and seven cars) traveling timetable east (geographic east) collided with a northbound automobile that stopped on a public crossing, resulting in the death of five occupants of the automobile. The train crew did not suffer any injuries. Train equipment damages were estimated to be $6,093. The highway-rail grade crossing collision occurred near Cade, Louisiana, at Milepost 130.6 on BNSF Railway’s Lafayette Subdivision. There was no derailment. There was no release of hazardous material. There was no evacuation.
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