Person injured in Everett train collision

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One injured in Everett accident
Train accident caused by car on tracks

Date: May 26, 2011, 05/26/2011
Location: Everett, Snohomish County, Washington
Type: Train accident
Outcome: One injured

One person was injured when their car was hit by a train in Everett on Thursday.

According to Everett Police, a vehicle carrying one woman and a dog was struck while an Amtrak train heading for Chicago left the station. The car was struck on the driver’s side and pushed about 100 yards down the tracks.

The dog was killed and the driver, a female, was badly injured and taken to Harborview Medical Center. No other information has been released and the crash is still currently under investigation by Everett Police.

Everett Fatal Accident Statistics for 2009
• Fatal accident count: 6
• Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 8
• Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
• Fatalities: 6
• Persons involved in fatal accidents: 12
• Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

National Train Accident Statistics for 2010
Statistics from the Federal Railroad Association: Total number of train accidents: 1,552 Fatalities: 7 Nonfatal: 77 In 2007, there were 13,067 railroad related accidents, according to the Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety Analysis.
These railroad accidents resulted in 851 deaths and 8,801 non-fatal injuries. Of the railroad accident injuries in 2007, 1,031 happened at highway railroad crossings and 398 of the injuries occurred due to trespassing.

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