RAILROAD/HIGHWAY ACCIDENT REPORT. PENN CENTRAL FREIGHT TRAIN/SCHOOLBUS COLLISION NEAR CONGERS, NEW YORK, 24 MARCH 1972
The report describes a schoolbus freight train collision at a railroad highway grade crossing. As a result of the accident five students died, and the bus driver and all 44 remaining students were injured. None of the train crew was injured. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the cause of the accident was the failure of the schoolbus driver to stop at the stop sign until the crossing was clear of railroad traffic. Contributing to the accident was the unnecessary routing of the schoolbus over a not specially protected railroad/highway grade crossing.
Washington, DC USA 20594
- Publication Date: 1973-3-21
- Pagination: 48 p.
- TRT Terms: Buses; Collisions; Crash investigation; Crashes; Ejection; Fatalities; Injuries; Intersections; Passenger vehicles; Railroad grade crossings; Railroads; Safety; Safety engineering; Safety equipment; Students; Traffic signals
- Identifier Terms: Penn Central; U.S. National Transportation Safety Board
- Geographic Terms: New York (State)
- Old TRIS Terms: Ntsb; Railroad schoolbus collisions
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Public Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00047279
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-RHR-73-1 Acc Rpt, SS-R-H-6
- Files: NTIS, TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 27 1976 12:00AM