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Train accident in Sellersburg
Sellersburg is a town in Clark County, Indiana just a few minutes from our office where we frequently meet injured clients. Today we learned of a terrible accident which took place there. According to a news report, a car was on the tracks as a train approached; the horn blew but the vehicle never moved. Of the 3 occupants in the car, one was killed and two were severely injured.
No train signal
There are no crossing gates or signal lights at this particular intersection. According to IN.gov, several factors are taken into consideration before train signals are put in to place due to limited funding. Some of those factors include the frequency and speed of rail traffic and motor vehicle traffic, and train crossing accident history.
Please be safe at Railroad Crossings
Indiana Operation Lifesaver, a non-profit education and awareness program, offers safety tips for all drivers. Some of those include:
- Expect trains. Schedules are not always predictable, so expect trains at every railroad crossing.
- Trains have the right of way, and many freight trains traveling through Indiana can take over 1 mile to stop.
- Trains are heavy. The weight ratio of a car to a train is proportional to a car and a soda can.
- Trains may extend over 3 feet past the edges of the tracks.
- Trains may be headed in either direction.
You can see the entire list of safety tips on their website here.