Ending the year with a little good news: Railway crossing fatalities down in November 2020
Finding good news these days isn’t always easy. With lockdowns happening in many parts of the country, 2020 isn’t exactly ending on a high note! But at Operation Lifesaver, we’re trying to focus on the positive.
Overall, the number of people who were killed in railway trespassing and crossing incidents in 2020 has decreased compared to the year before: 57 people have lost their lives this year, compared to 69 in 2019.
Last month, not one Canadian was injured in a railway crossing incident—down from six the year before—and only one person lost their life at a railway crossing. Unfortunately, two people were killed as the result of trespassing on rail property and another two were seriously injured in trespassing incidents.
As we wrap up this year, we’re hoping that 2021 will be a better one in many ways—including when it comes to railway crossing and trespassing incidents. Let’s work together to get these numbers down to zero—because every incident can be prevented. And even one death is too many.