Sixth Accident At Railroad Crossing

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The collision of a Metro-North commuter train and a car in Stamford a week ago is the sixth at the crossing in the past 20 years, putting it among the top two most accident-prone on the New Haven Line in Connecticut.

State transportation officials and property owner Riverbend Corporate Center have been discussing the need for gates, but the safety devices have yet to be installed. It’s the sole site without a gate on the New Canaan branch and has only flashing lights, bells and signs warning motorists of a railroad crossing.

The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports that federal rail statistics say the six accidents at the site have caused four injuries but no fatalities.
A lawyer representing Riverbend Corporate Center would not comment on plans to install gates or the most recent accident.
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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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