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Railroad Crossing Collisions Include Fatalities

October 3rd, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Maryland saw 23 railroad-crossing collisions that included three fatalities in 2021, the most recent data available from the Federal Railroad Administration. Every five days, a child in the US is killed in a train collision. Since 2018, there's been a 35-percent increase nationwide in the number of trespassing collisions on railroads. Buck Russel of Union Pacific Railroad says the rails are private property, so people on railroad tracks are considered trespassers – not pedestrians…