Railroad News

Two Kentucky railroad crossing accidents in 24 hours

A railroad crossing in Lee County, KY has now been the site of two train accidents in 24 hours. One man had to flee from his pickup truck when it got stuck on the railroad tracks with a CSX train oncoming. Less than a day later, a 25 year old woman was hit while driving her truck by an oncoming train. She suffered a concussion and some broken bones but is recovering.

This should prompt immediate action. The crossing is only outfitted with passive crossbuck sign, having no protective gear such as lights and gates to warn oncoming passengers of the danger. Clearly this is needed, even if the crossing is “remote”. Two accidents occurring in one day should be “proof” enough that this crossing requires safety equipment.