The Accident Lawyers Network Blog
Friday, December 5, 2008
Unguarded Rail Crossing Leads to Collision
A 41-year-old woman was killed early Thursday morning when the car she was driving was hit by a freight train at an unguarded crossing in York County, Pennsylvania. Unguarded rail crossings are usually only marked with a sign, and are common in rural parts of the country. Trains sound their horns, have flashing lights, and use bells as they approach the intersection to alert any vehicles.
The woman, who had recently moved to York County with her husband, was on her way to her job at the time of the accident. The train was reportedly traveling at less than 50 mph when it hit the driver's side of the woman's vehicle. The car came to rest on its side 50 feet from the intersection.
Investigators will be looking at the train's black box to see what information they can glean.
Labels: train accidents
posted by Neil at 8:46 AM
E-mail us today to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced accident attorney.