Accident - Railroad crossing

Apr 2016

Examples of accidents & crash tests

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

Vehicles
Car, freight train

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

Cause/problem
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.

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