June 25th, 2013|
June 25, 2013
Alabama is facing an epidemic of Alabama Car Accidents at train crossings. Estimates show that the state consistently ranks among states with the highest number of these crashes, accounting for a total of 43 train versus car accidents in 2011. Five of the collisions proved fatal and 23 others resulted in injuries.
State officials are working to find a solution to the problem. According to an article released by the Times Daily, Alabama Operation Lifesaver, a non-profit organization, is partnering with the state government to host an event aimed at educating the public on the dangers involved with railroad crossings.
A “Rail Safety Day” event was held this past Saturday at Spring Park in Tuscumbia, Alabama, and featured several presentations on how to safely operate a vehicle, walk, and bike near a railroad crossing. Those who participated in the event received a voucher for a free ride on one of the park’s attractions.
The governor also recently named June as Rail Safety Month in Alabama to help highlight the need for the public to become more aware of dangers railroad crossings can pose.
The Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers understand the importance of driver vigilance at railroad crossings and are hopeful these efforts will prove effective in helping to reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents at train crossings.