Number of rail crossing and trespassing fatalities decreases in June
Finally, some good news—at least when it comes to the number of Canadians killed in railway crossing and trespassing incidents.
For the first time in months, trespassing and crossing fatalities decreased in June. In fact, the number of people who lost their lives in railway incidents dropped by more than half compared to the year before. Four Canadians died on train tracks or at railway crossings across the country last month. That’s down from 10 people in June 2019.
Although this is a positive trend, let’s work together to get these numbers down to zero—because every incident can be prevented.
Remember to always obey railway signs and signals, keep off of train tracks and rail property, and heed Operation Lifesaver’s motto: “Look. Listen. Live.” For more life-saving tips, check out our resource page.