A 45-year-old man in New Kent County, VA was hit and killed by a train at a railroad grade crossing while picking up his kids from vacation bible camp. Residents in the area say the grade crossing where he died doesn’t have proper warning signals needed to prevent accidents like this.
Residents say it has no barrier arms or flashing lights to warn drivers when a train is coming. There are two stop signs on either side of the grade crossing, but one woman says it’s not enough to keep some drivers from speeding through without stopping.
Another resident says that it’s a major problem, and it’s up to railroad company CSX who privately owns the crossing to install extra safety features in the accident-prone area. He also states that residents who live nearby have been advocating the county and CSX for years to do something about the problem.
Active Railroad Grade Crossing Signals Can Prevent Accidents. Time to contact a railroad injury lawyer?
It is clear residents in this area are tired of seeing people get injured and killed at this grade crossing and understand installing active warning signals like crossing arms and flashing lights may have prevent many of these accidents. Two fatal accidents have happened at this railroad grade crossing just in 2021 so far.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident at a railroad grade crossing, you may want to contact an attorney for a free consultation about a potential claim. Railroad injury lawyer Steven L. Groves has over 25-years’ experience representing seriously injured people and their families from railroads such as BNSF Railway, Norfolk Southern Railway, and Union Pacific Railroad.
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