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Champaign man killed in car crash

By February 3, 2009 No Comments

Another tragic tale of a good life lost due to inadequate safety precautions on the part of the railroads. A Champaign man was killed when his car knicked by a train. He was crossing the tracks marked with “crossbuck” signs €“ signs with the words “railroad” and “crossing” assembled to make an X configuration. But, sadly (though not surprisingly) the crossing does not have a crossing arm, warning lights or signals. While crossings with only crossbuck signs are exceedingly common, it is a sad testament to railroad negligence that they refuse to arm notably unsafe crossings with active warning signs until someone’s life is lost – and they often continue to refuse even after lives have been taken.