Accident - Railroad crossing

Accident - Railroad crossing

Accident examples, Germany

Apr 2016

Sequence of events
When traversing a half-barrier railroad crossing, a car collided with a freight train approaching from the left.

Car, freight train

The unbelted car driver was thrown out of his car and sustained fatal injuries.

The car crossed the tracks even though the half-barriers were closed.

Avoidance measures, mitigation of consequences/
strategy for road safety measures

Always wait at the level crossing sign or stop sign in front of the barriers.
Secure railroad crossings with full barriers instead of half-barriers.