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2003 United States railroad crossing accident statistics:

  • Approximately 1,000 people suffered physical injuries as the result of railroad accidents.
  • Over 320 people died following railroad crossing accidents.
  • Almost 35% of people injured in railroad crossing accidents are under 16 years old.

In some cases of railroad accidents the railway companies along with the public assume that the accident was the fault of a careless motor vehicle driver. This is not always the case. It is the railway company's responsibility to follow all safety rules and regulations regarding railroad crossing, such as providing and maintaining warning systems, safety gates, flashing lights and other safety features in order to prevent serious injuries. If an accident takes place due to inadequate safety precautions, safety equipment malfunction or poorly maintained safety gear, the railway company may be held liable for injuries or fatalities which resulted.

We invite you to contact us with your questions regarding railroad accidents by using the form to the right or our toll free number 1-800-913-6370.

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UPDATED: 11:34 am EDT April 19, 2007
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