Level crossings kill again

Submitted by Janine on 20 July, 2005 - 9:37

Following the seven deaths at Ufton Nervet, the last issue of OTR looked in depth at the issue of level crossing safety.
Sad to say, we have to report that on 30th June, a teenager was killed, and his five friends injured, when a train dragged their car 100m along the track at Rawcliffe Bridge, near Goole.
As at Ufton Nervet, the local community had raised concerns about the crossing's safety before the accident. The crossing at Rawcliffe Bridge was manually operated by motorists, protected only by metal gates and a small set of lights.
Whatever the industry's bleating about 'costs', crossings of this sort must surely be replaced - or staffed - immediately.

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