Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Collisions - Top 15 States

(Based on Preliminary 2017 Federal Railroad Administration Statistics)

UPDATED 3/10/18


According to FRA statistics, 2,105 highway-rail grade crossing collisions occurred in 2017. Approximately 64% of all Year 2017 highway-rail grade crossing collisions occurred in these states.

RANK STATE COLLISIONS DEATHS INJURIES
1. Texas 232 13 76
2. California 166 38 57
3. Illinois 109 25 29
4. Florida 106 21 51
5. Georgia 104 4 36
6. Indiana 101 12 47
7. Louisiana 87 6 31
8. Ohio 77 8 20
9. Alabama 66 9 23
10. Michigan 54 5 18
11. Pennsylvania 53 3 10
12. Iowa 49 5 24
13. Arkansas 46 11 15
14. Mississippi 46 6 73
15. South Carolina 46 9 34

Rail Safety Facts

Current Federal Railroad Association (FRA) data shows that highway-rail grade crossing collisions and pedestrian trespass on tracks together account for over 95% of all railroad fatalities.

Source: Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis