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Statement from OLI President Joyce Rose on commuter train-vehicle crash

By Operation Lifesaver


Yesterday’s tragic collision of an SUV and a Metro-North commuter train highlights the critical need for all drivers to use caution at every highway-rail grade crossing. This incident illustrates all too well the devastating results that vehicle-train crashes at highway-rail grade crossings can have on families and communities throughout the United States.

Every three hours in the U.S., a vehicle or a person is hit by a train. The mission of Operation Lifesaver, Inc. is to educate motorists and pedestrians about the potential dangers that they face at all highway-rail intersections and along train tracks. Our nationwide safety campaign urges: “See Tracks? Think Train!”

Our thoughts are with the families and the communities affected by this incident.


About Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver's mission is to end collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and along railroad rights of way. A national network of trained volunteers provides free presentations on rail safety. Learn more at; follow OLI on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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