Man struck, killed by train in Clinton

2012-12-01T15:53:00Z 2012-12-02T07:04:58Z Man struck, killed by train in ClintonTimes staff The Quad-City Times
December 01, 2012 3:53 pm  • 

Clinton police are investigating the death of a man who was struck and killed by a train Friday night on the north side of Clinton.

Clinton police and firefighters responded to the area of the 30th Avenue North boat ramp and the railroad tracks at 6:42 p.m. for a train accident involving a pedestrian, police said in a news release Saturday.

The man was found dead after being struck by the train, Sgt. Joel Wehde said in the release. The man’s identity is being withheld until relatives can be notified and the investigation completed.

The police department and Clinton County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating.

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  1. CGE
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    CGE - December 01, 2012 11:13 pm
    Stupid questions...why don't people respect and stay off railroad tracks!
  2. Horseswagled
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    Horseswagled - December 01, 2012 7:02 pm
    Things a REAL railroad Operation Lifesaver (OL) group would ask!!!
    1. Why are all OL directors handpuppets of the railroad or government only giving lip service safety messages?
    2. Why nothing is ever mentioned by OL that would cost the railroads a penny on the obviously missing safety equipment and track maintenance work?
    3. Where are the crossing safety signals for the trains going too fast with no brakes or steering at 1,000s of crossings?
    4. Where are the track video monitors for the trains going too fast with no brakes or steering to get the train stopped IN TIME?
    5. Why aren't railroads paying at least half for crossing signals because it's their trains going too fast with no brakes or steering while paying the so-called RR directors millions a year.
    6. Why the crossing humps trapping big trucks aren't required to be removed?
    7. Why the crossing surfaces aren't wider where if a vehicle fish tails on slick road and is trapped at the edge of the crossing surface trap?
    8. Why the train cabs aren't required to be lit up like a Christmas tree with emergency vehicle light bars? LOOK AND SEE!!
    9. Why the front of trains aren't required to have air bags or something to soften impacts?
    10. Why trains don't have better braking systems? OLIs message now shows train brakes obviously suck.
    11. Why there are no bidding invitations on the obviously overcharged crossing projects the tax-payers pay the railroads for. $10,000 just to get the equipment to the sight. TRUCKED IN.
    12. Why trains are allowed to run in the fog?
    13. Why the crossings aren't lit up so drivers can see the black rail cars across the tracks at night?
    14. Why railroads remove and steal signals we paid for on closed re-worked crossings?
    15. Why $$$millions$$$ of the rail safety budget we pay in is wasted on needless reworks at crossings preventing signals where needed?
    16. Why the railroad isn't required to de-ice crossings before they roll the trains?
    17. Why the railroad isn't required to raise their overpasses so big trucks can get under them? The railroad wants to double stack and our road overpasses are too low---no problem WE PAY MILLIONS.
    18. Why drug/alcohol tests aren't done on rail crews at crossing/pedestrian collisions?
    19. Why railroads are allowed to get off with the train black box , signal black box (if crossing signals are present), and cab video at crossing/pedestrian collisions?
    20. Why the fact is hidden that trains kill a few thousand people in 100 million train miles when regular drivers have like ONE death?
    21.Why Amtrak passengers aren't required to look at the despicable shape of the crossings before they board the trains?
    22.Why train horns aren't blown at private crossings till the last second freezing drivers?
    23.Why the railroads track lights can't be at a crossing?
    24 .Why railroads need track lights and civilians don't?
    WAITING FOR OLI/OLI.CA response.

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