Table 2-11: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents: 2007

Table 2-11: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents: 2007

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(Includes freight railroad, Amtrak, and commuter rail operations)

State Number of
Grade crossings Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 4,519 104 15 38
Alaska 334 1 0 0
Arizona 1,267 38 0 9
Arkansas 4,353 72 12 35
California 10,125 162 45 72
Colorado 2,835 31 2 10
Connecticut 657 3 0 4
Delaware 423 6 0 3
District of Columbia 40 0 0 0
Florida 5,265 90 20 63
Georgia 7,908 138 17 45
Hawaii 8 0 0 0
Idaho 2,432 21 3 4
Illinois 12,332 152 28 68
Indiana 7,989 163 19 48
Iowa 7,323 82 7 27
Kansas 8,859 57 9 18
Kentucky 4,811 75 9 21
Louisiana 6,027 121 14 57
Maine 1,679 5 1 1
Maryland 1,352 16 1 5
Massachusetts 1,360 9 0 2
Michigan 7,268 66 3 19
Minnesota 7,374 59 5 18
Mississippi 4,255 69 3 23
Missouri 6,886 43 7 26
Montana 3,267 18 2 4
Nebraska 5,064 52 8 15
Nevada 500 1 0 0
New Hampshire 604 2 0 0
New Jersey 2,103 30 3 4
New Mexico 1,217 14 7 7
New York 5,700 49 5 12
North Carolina 7,072 68 5 20
North Dakota 4,874 13 4 4
Ohio 9,280 120 8 40
Oklahoma 5,283 59 9 36
Oregon 4,728 26 1 4
Pennsylvania 7,404 81 5 28
Rhode Island 137 0 0 0
South Carolina 4,010 66 7 30
South Dakota 3,084 12 1 3
Tennessee 4,592 71 6 21
Texas 15,125 295 34 140
Utah 1,338 17 0 6
Vermont 1,167 4 0 0
Virginia 4,579 35 0 12
Washington 5,145 48 6 15
West Virginia 3,413 26 0 4
Wisconsin 6,488 59 3 22
Wyoming 1,093 3 1 1
United States, total 224,948 2,752 335 1,044

NOTES: Any impact, regardless of severity, between railroad on-track equipment and any user of a public or private crossing site must be reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration on Form F 6180.57. The crossing site includes sidewalks and pathways at, or associated with, the crossing. Counts of fatalities and injuries include motor vehicle occupants, people not in vehicles or the trains, as well as people on the train or railroad equipment.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 2007 Preliminary Railroad Safety Statistics Bulletin (Data as of October 2008), tables2-14 and 9-2, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/publicsite/Prelim.aspx, as of Jan. 22, 2009.