California family sues railroad
One family is suing Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway over a dangerous railroad crossing in Kern County, California, which claimed the life of their husband and father. They claim the railroad company knew that the crossing was dangerous but chose to do nothing about it. Commissioners for Kern County have improved the road leading up to the crossing, and the railroad company has since put crossing arms up to prevent further train accidents. However, at the time of the accident and other fatal accidents that have occurred at the crossing, proper safety measures were not taken by the railroad.