2019 off to a tragic start: fatalities up in January
2019 hasn’t been a good year so far for railway crossing and trespassing incidents.
January’s statistics are in and the number of Canadians killed in trespassing and crossing incidents was up significantly compared to January 2018. The stats are also well above the five-year average for the month of January. Four people lost their lives in crossing incidents and two people were killed trespassing on railway property or tracks.
On the bright side, the number of trespassing incidents was down. There were only four incidents in January 2019, compared to seven in January 2018.
Remember, every incident is preventable—and even one death is one too many. Let’s work together to get these numbers down to zero. Obey all warning signs and signals, keep off of train tracks and railway property, and heed Operation Lifesaver’s motto: “Look. Listen. Live.”