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Operation Lifesaver notes mixed results in 2018 for crossing, trespass casualties

(Source: Operation Lifesaver press release, April 10, 2019)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recently-released U.S. government statistics reveal that railroad grade crossing collisions and rail trespass deaths increased in 2018, according to rail safety education nonprofit Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI). OLI Executive Director Rachel Maleh cited preliminary Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) statistics that show U.S. crossing collisions rose 4.3 percent, crossing deaths remained constant and crossing injuries decreased 2.9 percent from 2017 to 2018. Total casualties (deaths and injuries) from rail trespassing climbed 2.8 percent in 2018; trespass deaths grew 12.0 percent and trespass injuries fell 6.3 percent from their levels in 2017.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

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