Cass Co, MO (June 04, 2021) – Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene when a teenage girl sustained injuries during a collision between her vehicle and a train on Friday, May 4th in Cass County.
Reports show that the accident occurred in the area of the Switzer Road and 235th Street intersection which has an unsignaled train crossing.
The 16-year-old driver was transported to a local hospital with unspecified injuries.
This accident is under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Train-Involved Accidents in Cass County
Accidents that take place at highway-railway crossings have the highest rate, approximately 300 to 400, of annual train-related fatalities. Someone is liable for every single train crossing accident, including those responsible for track maintenance, crossing signal maintenance, and the upkeep of the roadways that lead to the tracks.
Railway crossing collisions stem from multiple possible causes, such as faulty crossing signals, like those with no lights, no gates, and overgrown shrubbery, all of which make an approaching train difficult to see. It is essential to document the crash site before the railroad company has a chance to clear the scene. It is up to them to make sure that the warning devices are clearly visible and in proper working order.
In rural areas, a train neglecting to sound its horn could result in an accident, particularly at crossings with no gate. A lot of railroad crossings only have crossbucks or lights. Obstructed sightlines make the train or the crossing itself hard to see. In some instances, private crossings are upheld by a property owner instead of the railroad company.
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