RAILROAD ACCIDENT REPORT: SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY FRUITRIDGE ROAD GRADE CROSSING SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, FEBRUARY 22, 1067
On February 22, 1967 at 12:05 PM, a station wagon traveling east on Fruitridge Road in Sacramento, California collided with a Southern Pacific Company freight train traveling north at the intersections of the Southern Pacific railroad tracks and Fruitridge road. Immediately prior to and after the collision, the flashing lights and bells of the automatic railroad crossing warning devices were functioning properly. In addition, the engineer was sounding the locomotive's horn and bell in the prescribed manner, and the locomotive's regular and oscillating headlights were functioning. The station wagon was destroyed and the nine occupants killed. The train was not derailed nor was the train crew harmed and the lead locomotive suffered only minor damage. The probable cause of the accident was failure of the driver of the station wagon to stop his vehicle short of the grade crossing and to remain clear of the track as required by California State law.
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1968-1-15
- Features: Appendices;
- Pagination: 31 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash investigation; Crash reports; Crashes; Fatalities; Grade crossing protection systems; Railroad grade crossings; Traffic crashes; Warning systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Grade crossing accidents
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00071750
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Transportation Safety Board
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 20 1976 12:00AM