Don't park your duty (or personal) vehicle on or near RR Tracks!

RyanZ71

Senior Member
Original poster
Jun 14, 2011
977
Denver, Colorado
For sure a justified lawsuit coming on this one. I'm pretty sure this is one of a number of smaller crossings where trains are not required to sound their horn but still, you can't just expect that a train is going to stop at the sight of flashing lights, not to mention how long it takes a train to stop.

 

NPS Ranger

Veteran Member
May 21, 2010
1,947
Penn's Woods
Hmmm let's see, "tunnel vision" ..... "situational awareness" ..... it doesn't give a timeframe of how long they were parked on the tracks, but still....
I wasn't there but i think somebody's got some 'splainin' to do.
 

tsquale

Site Minion
Platinum Donor
Oct 12, 2010
9,824
Kinney Creek, MN
I agree NPS. Sounds like the situation went south quick and all that they were seeing was the target in front of them... offduh.
 

JazzDad

Just Another Faceless Member
Silver Donor
Aug 5, 2011
5,154
USA
I had a customer who filed an insurance claim, saying a train hit her car. The investigation revealed she fell asleep at the crossing and rolled into the moving train.
 

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