Table 2-10: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents: 2002

Table 2-10: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents: 2002

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State Number of grade crossings Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 5,307 118 13 32
Alaska 342 4 0 1
Arizona 1,642 19 0 5
Arkansas 4,680 84 14 29
California 12,784 140 30 55
Colorado 3,314 38 6 12
Connecticut 657 5 2 1
Delaware 456 6 2 1
District of Columbia 40 0 0 0
Florida 5,325 99 16 32
Georgia 8,433 141 5 13
Hawaii 8 0 0 0
Idaho 2,540 20 1 7
Illinois 13,247 172 24 67
Indiana 8,817 175 17 44
Iowa 8,905 69 4 28
Kansas 10,759 71 8 27
Kentucky 5,065 85 5 24
Louisiana 6,686 149 12 65
Maine 1,682 6 0 1
Maryland 1,394 11 0 4
Massachusetts 1,642 12 4 1
Michigan 7,883 97 7 34
Minnesota 8,177 76 11 30
Mississippi 4,722 97 14 31
Missouri 8,112 76 14 26
Montana 3,520 25 2 6
Nebraska 6,589 55 13 20
Nevada 574 2 1 1
New Hampshire 637 1 0 2
New Jersey 2,495 32 4 13
New Mexico 1,350 17 1 4
New York 5,943 38 3 10
North Carolina 7,833 78 2 20
North Dakota 6,350 25 0 13
Ohio 9,697 141 26 35
Oklahoma 5,848 69 20 27
Oregon 5,240 34 0 13
Pennsylvania 8,694 73 6 12
Rhode Island 190 0 0 0
South Carolina 4,253 66 9 41
South Dakota 3,495 21 0 5
Tennessee 5,093 82 8 14
Texas 17,805 325 37 125
Utah 1,666 20 3 5
Vermont 1,176 5 0 3
Virginia 4,860 39 1 12
Washington 5,714 35 2 7
West Virginia 3,601 30 1 6
Wisconsin 6,799 83 7 31
Wyoming 1,172 6 1 1
United States, total 253,213 3,072 356 996

NOTE: 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 on the trains, as well as people on the train or railroad equipment.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Interim Railroad Safety Statistics Annual Report 2002, Washington, DC: 2003, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofsafety/ as of Sept. 16, 2003.