10/01/2013 (Fort Worth / Haltom City, Texas) — Three adults were injured and hospitalized Tuesday night at around 6:40 p.m. when a Trinity Railway Express train collided with a Toyota Camry near Carson Street and Eden Drive (close to the Richland Hills station). Amanda Moore later died from her injuries Officials have not named the other victims, but they have said that none of the 67 passengers on the train were injured.
The stranded TRE train passengers were ferried to the final stops by bus, and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority resumed operations of the train at 9:00 p.m.
Obviously, any time you have a train-vs-car collision, the damages can be massive. The sheer difference in mass only increases the likelihood of severe injury or death. We wish the best for the victims of this tragic accident, and hope that others take this as an opportunity to discuss the dangers of train crossings with their children.
UPDATE: Sadly, 37-year-old Amanda Moore passed away from her injuries on October 8th, 2013 (10/08/2013).