Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Extrication On Tracks, Train In Bound Unable To Stop

Sources are reporting an accident with extrication needed.

It happened on Ispen rd in Boone County.

The vehicle is on the train tracks.

There is a Union Pacific train headed towards the accident scene and it is not yet known if the train will be able to stop in time. They are trying to stop it, but it is not yet known if it will be able to stop in time.

They were able to extricate the victim in time. Unknown on the severity of the injuries. Two ambulances have been dispatched to the scene.

Still developing.


Rockford Scanner™: Train Derailment In Ogle County, Still Developing

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On Saturday 02/23/19 at approximately 9:50pm the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a train derailment at the Pines Rd crossing just west of Devils Backbone.

This railway is owned by Illinois Railway and operated by Omni Track. 99 empty rail cars (no locomotive) were being stored on the rail between Gale Rd and Oregon Trail.

For an unknown reason the rail cars began to move southeast towards Pines Rd were the unaccompanied cars struck a derailing device causing 17 of the 99 empty rail cars to derail.

During the derailment a car caused damage to a ComEd power pole. The cars came to rest on Pines Rd and the north ditch.

Pines Rd is expected to be closed all day Sunday.

Several sources are reporting a train derailment in Ogle County.

Sources said a train had 6 cars derailed around 10 pm tonight. The cause of the derailment is not yet known and is under investigation. No injuries have been reported.

Ogle County Sheriff has confirmed a train derailment.
Pines Road at Devils backbone Is closed due to a train derailment
Please find an alternate route of travel

No other information is available right now, still developing.


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Rockford Scanner™: Train Hits A Vehicle in Rockford, Still Developing

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Just after 9 pm tonight, emergency personnel were responding to an accident involving a train in Rockford.

A train has hit a vehicle at the railroad tracks near 11th st and Railroad ave.

The vehicle is still on the tracks.  The driver of the vehicle got out and fled on foot.  Last seen on Woodruff running away. Unknown on injuries.

Sounds like the train will be stopped awhile, while they investigate

This is the Canadian National train that is involved.

The train will be stopped for a long time, it is blocking traffic all the way back from 11th st all the way back to the Blackhawk Housing

The vehicle was hit near 11th st and Railroad and was dragged down the tracks. It ended up on the southside of the tracks near 13th st, 2 blocks away from the initial impact site.