RAILROAD/HIGHWAY ACCIDENT REPORT, COLLISION OF A BALTIMORE AND OHIO FREIGHT TRAIN WITH A PICKUP TRUCK, BECKEMEYER, ILLINOIS, FEBRUARY 7, 1976
At 6:50 p.m., c.s.t., on February 7, 1976, a westbound Baltimore and Ohio freight train struck a pickup truck at an unprotected grade crossing in Beckemeyer, Illinois, when the pickup truck proceeded across the crossing without stopping. Of the 16 persons in the truck, 12 were killed and 3 were injured. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the failure of the truckdriver to perceive the approaching train and to stop his vehicle short of the tracks. The lack of active grade crossing signals at the crossing probably contributed to his failure to perceive the train.
National Transportation Safety BoardOffice of Surface Transportation Safety
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1976-8-25
- Pagination: 13 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash injury research; Crash investigation; Crashes; Freight cars; Grade crossing protection systems; Human factors; Intersections; Railroad grade crossings; Railroad trains; Research; Traffic crashes; Traffic engineering; Traffic safety; Traffic signals; Trucks
- Identifier Terms: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
- Old TRIS Terms: Grade crossing accidents; Grade crossing protection
- Subject Areas: Motor Carriers; Railroads; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00147064
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-RHR-76-3
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM