A positive start to 2020: Rail incidents down
2020 is off to a good start—at least when it comes to the number of Canadians killed or seriously injured in railway crossing and trespassing incidents. Both fatalities and serious injuries dropped last month compared to the January before. Two people lost their lives in crossing incidents and another two died as the result of trespassing. There were no serious injuries.
This is the second month in a row that railway crossing fatalities have decreased. In December 2019, not one person lost their life in a crossing incident.
Although this is a positive trend, our goal is to eliminate all incidents. So, let’s work together to get these numbers down to zero—because they can be prevented.
Obey all warning signs and signals, keep off of train tracks and railway property, and heed Operation Lifesaver’s motto: “Look. Listen. Live.”