A juvenile injured after car accident involving a train suffered severe injuries just before Christmas. The juvenile driving the vehicle reportedly failed to yield to an oncoming train near Idaho Falls. An oncoming train could not stop in time and struck the driver’s side of the juvenile’s vehicle. No other information has been released.
Car Accident Involving a Train Statistics
The US Department of Transportation has reported that there are about 5,800 car accidents involving a train each year in the United States. Most of these collisions occur at railroad crossings. In addition, 600 deaths occur each year from a car accident involving a train. Over half of these fatal train accidents occur at railroad crossings that do not have active safety devises or have safety devises that are inadequate for the area.
Many people think an oncoming train can stop in time if a car is stalled on the tracks. However, it takes over a mile for a 150-car freight train traveling at 50 miles per hour to stop! Here are some tips to stay safe while driving near or over railroad tracks,
- Always stop for railroad crossing safety devises when the lights are flashing and arms are lowering.
- Never stop on the tracks. If your vehicle is stalled on the tracks and a train is approaching, abandon your vehicle immediately.
- Slow down when approaching a railroad crossing and look both ways before proceeding.
- If traffic has slowed ahead of the railroad tracks, stop behind the tracks with plenty of space in front of you.
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