Table 2-11: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents: 2011

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

State Number of grade crossings Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 4,596 79 11 46
Alaska 290 1 0 0
Arizona 1,164 14 4 5
Arkansas 3,977 56 4 25
California 9,270 115 23 118
Colorado 2,783 22 1 6
Connecticut 637 10 1 8
Delaware 392 7 0 0
District of Columbia 35 1 0 0
Florida 5,115 52 7 15
Georgia 7,679 98 7 29
Hawaii 8 0 0 0
Idaho 2,358 15 2 4
Illinois 12,018 103 19 73
Indiana 7,766 119 10 43
Iowa 6,916 41 2 23
Kansas 7,771 44 13 10
Kentucky 4,759 68 7 29
Louisiana 5,007 96 8 71
Maine 1,668 3 1 8
Maryland 1,297 21 4 7
Massachusetts 1,431 8 1 0
Michigan 6,962 58 8 20
Minnesota 6,797 52 5 19
Mississippi 4,305 52 4 27
Missouri 5,697 50 13 20
Montana 3,024 13 2 4
Nebraska 4,899 31 3 15
Nevada 523 2 6 101
New Hampshire 584 1 0 0
New Jersey 2,137 41 5 18
New Mexico 1,192 6 1 2
New York 5,385 32 5 15
North Carolina 7,152 45 3 22
North Dakota 4,677 20 0 9
Ohio 8,583 76 5 30
Oklahoma 5,036 57 6 27
Oregon 3,945 14 1 3
Pennsylvania 6,195 63 11 14
Rhode Island 144 1 0 1
South Carolina 3,930 36 4 12
South Dakota 2,938 9 2 1
Tennessee 4,685 62 5 20
Texas 13,879 204 15 83
Utah 1,272 15 5 5
Vermont 881 3 0 2
Virginia 4,533 31 1 6
Washington 4,836 30 8 10
West Virginia 3,440 24 3 10
Wisconsin 6,381 56 5 16
Wyoming 1,081 2 0 0
United States, total 212,030 2,059 251 1,032

NOTES: Data are preliminary. 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, Railroad Safety Statistics Preliminary Annual Report, tables 2-11 and 9-2, available at safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/publicsite/Prelim.aspx as of April 2013.