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Calif. leads nation in fatal train crossing crashes

Posted By admin On August 12, 2013 @ 8:44 am In Amtrak/Commuter News,News,Recent Updates | Comments Disabled

grade_crossing_webLinda Kruger-Small was driving home on a rainy night, just a few days before Christmas 2008. She was on an unfamiliar street and followed a right turn arrow that put her on railroad tracks at Orangethorpe Avenue in Anaheim.

It turned out to be a fatal move. Her car became stuck on the tracks as a train barreled toward her. She dialed 911 to ask if the train could be stopped. Moments later came a horrible collision. Passersby pulled Kruger-Small from the wreckage, but it was too late.

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