On Thursday around 2:00 p.m., an Amtrak train travelling south through Springfield struck and killed a bicyclist. According to a press release, police in Springfield were called to the area of North Grand Avenue and Sixth Street at 12:54 p.m.
Scavenging the rubble of the Goodwill building fire raises questions about the homeless. Coroner Jim Allmon of Sangamon County confirmed that a 34-year-old female bicyclist was taken by ambulance to HSHS St. John’s Hospital, where she later died from her injuries.
According to Allmon, she was pronounced dead at 2:46.Amtrak senior public relations manager Olivia Irvin said the train was on its way from Chicago to Kansas City when the bicyclist was involved in the incident.
She reported that none of the 188 passengers or staff was hurt during the flight. Allmon has stated that an autopsy will take place on Friday.
The identity of the woman is being withheld pending notification of her next of kin. On Nov. 27, an individual was killed when an Amtrak train travelling north hit them at the same intersection.
The man, aged 32, was hurt but not critically so in the accident. The coroner’s office and the Springfield police are looking into the death. Amtrak is working with the police to solve the problem.
Amtrak Train Hits Bicyclist In Springfield
WAND-TV in SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Springfield Police Department reports that a female bicyclist was struck by an Amtrak train at the intersection of 6th and North Grand earlier today.
Having been struck at around 1:00 pm, the cyclist was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries. The incident is being looked into by detectives and crime scene technicians from the Springfield Police Department.
The woman, according to Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon, has sadly passed away as a result of her wounds. At 2:46 p.m., a Springfield, Massachusetts, hospital pronounced the death of a female cyclist.
Her identity has been concealed pending notification of her next of kin. The Sangamon County Coroner and the Springfield Police Department are currently looking into her death.
Amtrak Train Fatally Strikes And Kills Bicyclist At Sixth Street And North Grand Avenue
On Thursday around 3:00 p.m., a bicyclist was struck and killed by a southbound Amtrak train in Springfield. According to a press release, at 12:54 p.m., police in Springfield were called to the intersection of Sixth Street and North Grand Avenue.
Homelessness concerns arise as the rubble from the Goodwill building fire is sorted through. The woman bicyclist, identified as 34-year-old Sangamon County coroner Jim Allmon, was taken by ambulance to HSHS St. John’s Hospital, where she later died from her injuries.
Allmon stated that the time of her death was 2:46 p.m.According to Amtrak’s senior public relations manager, Olivia Irvin, the train was headed from Chicago to Kansas City when the bicyclist was involved in the incident.
She confirmed that none of the 188 passengers or crew members on board was hurt. Allmon stated that an autopsy would be performed on Friday. The woman’s identity has been withheld pending notification of her next of kin.
On November 27th, a pedestrian was killed when an Amtrak train travelling north struck them at the same intersection. The 32-year-old man involved in the accident did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.
The Springfield Police Department and the Coroner’s Office are looking into the death. Amtrak is working with law enforcement to investigate.
Rail Crossing Fund
Around $39 million per year is collected from the state tax on motor fuel sales in Illinois to fund safety improvements at the state’s railroad crossings.
On Saturday, the state’s new fiscal year began, and with it came plans to spend just over $40 million on upgrades to 23 at-grade crossings and five bridges. More than two hundred intersections are slated for less expensive upgrades like closing voluntarily, installing warning signs with greater visibility, and repaving.
For the coming fiscal years (2019-2022), there will be a total of 196 crossings, 13 bridges, and 800 inexpensive upgrades.
Approximately 70% of public crossings in the state have some form of train-activated protection, whether it be gates, lights, or both, as documented by state authorities. The rest are guarded in a “passive” manner by means such as the classic railroad crossbuck signs.
According to ICC rail safety programme administrator Mike Stead: “There’s a constant push to eliminate as many crossings as possible.” “The consensus is that a crossing that no longer exists is the safest crossing there is.”
On June 14th, five people from Pana were killed at a crossroads that was unmarked by signs other than crossbucks. According to official records, this was the first serious accident to occur at this rural intersection.
On June 20th, a teenage boy from Bement was killed while riding his bike in the community located 80 miles east of Springfield. According to authorities, all lights and gates in the area were operational at the time of the tragedy. On the evening of May 25th, an Amtrak train collided with a vehicle that had just turned into a private driveway from a public road.
On Tuesday night, a bicyclist was struck and killed by a train. At about 10 o’clock, something unsettling occurred at the corner of 6th Street and North Grand Avenue.
According to eyewitnesses, the cyclist was travelling east when he was hit by the southbound Amtrak train as he attempted to circumvent the crossing arms.