An Amtrak train derailed Sunday morning after it struck a backhoe on the tracks near Philadelphia, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more, according to news reports.
A head-on collision of two trains has left nine people dead and 50 people seriously injured on a rail line in Bavaria, Germany this morning, just after 7 a.m. local time.
The UK's Sky News reports that 44 people were injured this evening in Granges-pres-Marnand, Switzerland when two trains crashed into one another.
It's the act-two follow-up to that Turkish guy who saved a town from a fireball. A police chase in Cedar Rapids, Iowa ended when a police cruiser was hit by an oncoming train.
An out-of-control service train barreling down the track on a small peninsula in Stavoren, Netherlands sliced right through a boating store and 300 yards of parking lot after busting through safety barriers. Incredibly, nobody was injured. [NBC-2]
According to this eyewitness account, a line of train cars mistakenly unhooked and rolled away down a gentle slope, smashing through a blockade into a lot full of brand-new GM vehicles awaiting transport, destroying as many as 300. Gallery below.