RAILROAD/HIGHWAY ACCIDENT REPORT - COLLISION OF A CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND AND PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY FREIGHT TRAIN WITH AN AUTOMOBILE, DES MOINES, IOWA, JULY 1, 1976

On July 1, 1976, near Des Moines, Iowa, a westbound Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company freight train struck an automobile that had slowed but did not stop for the flashing signal lights at a grade crossing. All five persons in the automobile were killed. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the failure of the automobile driver to stop short of the railroad track in response to the flashing signal lights and her failure to determine if it was safe to cross the track.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Bureau of Accident Investigation, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20594
  • Publication Date: 1977-11-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175673
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-RHR-77-2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM