Railroad News

Crossing accident injures two

A busy highway in Missouri has seen a number of accidents at one of its railroad crossings over the years. Two women were recently injured in a 3 vehicle accident near Columbia. This and various other railroad crossing accidents have happened here due to the 70 mph speed limit and the fact that certain vehicles like school buses and fuel trucks, by law, have to stop at the crossing. Although accidents of this nature have been happening at this crossing for over a decade, MDoT is only now considering adding a flashing light to warn motorists of halted traffic.