Metrolink Deaths Could Be Avoided, Says LA Times

244 people have died in Metrolink accidents over the last 15 years. A study by the Los Angeles Times says that that number could be greatly diminished by improving a handful of dangerous intersections.
September 28, 2009, 2pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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"Some of the clearest examples are in the San Fernando Valley, which includes two of Metrolink's most dangerous crossings -- at Buena Vista Street in Burbank and Sunland Boulevard in Sun Valley.

For the thousands of motorists who pass through it every day, the rail crossing at Buena Vista and San Fernando Boulevard can be a hair-raising passage. The intersection is a maze of sharp turns and confusing signals that require drivers to move with split-second timing."

Metrolink blames many of the accidents on motorists, which is standard across the industry, according to the LA Times.

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Published on Sunday, September 27, 2009 in The Los Angeles Times
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