Bucking the trend: Railway crossing fatalities down in December 2019
The number of Canadians killed at railway crossings dropped in December 2019 compared to the year before. Not one person lost their life in a crossing incident. Unfortunately, two people were killed as the result of trespassing; another seven were seriously injured in trespassing and crossing incidents.
Our goal is to eliminate all rail crossing and trespassing incidents through education and public awareness campaigns like #STOPTrackTragedies
. But despite our efforts, Canadians continue to be seriously injured and to lose their lives.
Overall, the number of people who were killed in railway trespassing and crossing incidents in 2019 increased significantly compared to the year before: 66 people lost their lives last year, compared to 53 in 2018.
Remember, no matter where you live in Canada, if there are train tracks, get to know the rail safety basics. It could save your life.
Let’s work together to get these numbers down to zero—because every incident can be prevented. And even one death is too many.