You can change your cookie settings at any time. Get ready for Brexit. At hrs on Tuesday 23 February , a pedestrian was struck and fatally injured by a train on Grimston Lane footpath level crossing in Trimley St Martin, Suffolk. The train was travelling from Ipswich to Felixstowe.
The pedestrian raised his arm in apparent acknowledgment of the horn and continued to cross in front of the train. It is not possible to be certain why the pedestrian started to cross the railway when he had insufficient time to do so. The RAIB has concluded that he was either unaware of the train at the time he decided to cross, or that he misjudged the time he needed. He may have been unaware of the train because he did not look, possibly as a result of the skewed alignment of the crossing. On the other hand, it is possible that he was not in the best position to see the train when he made his decision to cross.
He may have misjudged the time he needed because he overestimated the time it would take for the train to arrive at the crossing, or he underestimated how long it would take him to cross. However, as the sighting time for approaching trains was sufficient even if such an allowance had been made, this was not causal to the accident.
One relates to the importance of understanding and managing the effects of skewed alignment on the use of level crossings. The second relates to reducing the risk to vulnerable level crossing users in an expedient manner, as it upgrades passive crossings. Additionally, the RAIB identified a learning point relating to the implementation of findings from recent RSSB research into encouraging pedestrians to make better crossing decisions.
Our report into the tragic accident at Grimston Lane level crossing serves as a reminder of some important issues affecting the safety of footpath level crossings. I believe that the railway industry needs to better understand the extent to which skewed crossings affect the safety of users, particularly those classed as vulnerable.
There is evidence to suggest that these characteristics may make it more difficult for some elderly people to use such crossings safely. The proportion of elderly people in the population is increasing and this is predicted to continue. It is therefore essential that this demographic change is allowed for in the risk management of level crossings over the years to come.
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The vehicle was pushed and that's when the front two cars of the westbound train came off the rails, Eng said. Chopper 4 footage showed the train cars standing upright after the wreck, but with the forward cars off the rails. One end of one the trains struck a station platform, crushing part of it. Many emergency vehicles were on the scene, including some ambulances. The doors of the train were open and firefighters and other emergency workers could be seen entering and moving through the cars.
Lines remained suspended early Wednesday and the LIRR was offering limited service for the morning rush. Get the latest transit updates here. Passenger Kiara Jackson told Newsday she heard the sound of metal dragging along the concrete platform. We were in a panic," Jackson said.
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They told us to walk westerly and there were two small fires. Smoke was kind of coming in so they told us to just keep walking. I heard the conductor yell 'Brake, brake! Inset shows an image of inside the deadly LIRR crash train wreckage. Photo credit: News 4. Chris O'Neil, chief spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, said that the circumstances of the crash, though tragic, don't point to any safety issues that require further investigation or new recommendations by the agency.
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Tuesday night's crash was the fifth incident at the crossing in the last 40 years, and the second involving a train hitting a vehicle, according to federal safety data. In the others, a person walking or standing on the tracks was hit by a train. As part of the LIRR expansion and modernization project, the railroad's "A Modern LI" website said it planned to eliminate the School Street grade crossing, saying it "poses a safety risk to drivers, pedestrians and LIRR customers," and replace it with a "two-way grade separated underpass.
After a spike in deaths at railroad crossings in , the U. Department of Transportation launched a public awareness campaign with the slogan "Stop! Trains Can't. In , there were 2, grade-crossing crashes in the U. That was the highest yearly grade-crossing death toll in a decade had Full-year data isn't available for