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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation H-83-002
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Synopsis: ON JULY 9, 1982, A 4-DOOR CADILLAC SEDAN, CARRYING NINE OCCUPANTS, WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON WOODLAND DRIVE IN LAKE VIEW, ARKANSAS, APPROACHING A RAILROAD/HIGHWAY GRADE CROSSING. THE PASSENGER CAR WAS DRIVEN ONTO THE CROSSING AND WAS STRUCK BROADSIDE BY THE LEAD LOCOMOTIVE OF A MISSOURI PACIFIC (MP) FREIGHT TRAIN TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND. EIGHT OF THE OCCUPANTS IN THE CADILLAC WERE KILLED AND ONE WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED. NONE OF THE TRAIN CREWMEMBERS OR COMPANY OFFICIALS ABOARD THE TRAIN WERE INJURED AS A RESULT OF THE ACCIDENT. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT A PUBLIC CROSSING KNOWN AS C.S. WOODLAND DRIVE, LOCATED 292 FEET SOUTH OF MP 342 ON THE MISSOURI PACIFIC LOUISIANA DIVISION LINE BETWEEN PARAGOULD AND MCGEHEE, ARKANSAS.
Recommendation: THE NSTB RECOMMENDS THAT THE STATE OF ARKANSAS: ENCOURAGE ALL RAILROAD COMPANIES THAT OPERATE WITHIN THE STATE TO DEVELOP A NEAR MISS DATA SYSTEM THAT WILL PERMIT THEM TO PROMPTLY REPORT TO THE STATE AUTHORITIES ALL VIOLATORS OF GRADE CROSSING SAFETY LAWS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Highway
Location: Lake View, AR, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA82AH006
Accident Reports: ‚ÄčAutomobile/Missouri Pacific Railroad Freight Train Collision, Woodland Drive
Report #: RHR-83-01
Accident Date: 7/9/1982
Issue Date: 1/20/1983
Date Closed: 7/27/1989
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: State of Arkansas (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: State of Arkansas
Date: 7/27/1989
Response:

From: State of Arkansas
To: NTSB
Date: 5/26/1989
Response: EVERY CLASS I RAILROAD IN ARKANSAS HAS INSTITUTED A NEAR MISS PROGRAM. SEVERAL OF THE CLASS III RAILROADS HAVE FOLLOWED SUIT. THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL INSTANCES WHERE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES WERE INVOLVED IN A NEAR MISS AND THEY WERE REPORTED TO THEIR EMPLOYER BEFORE THEY RETURNED TO THEIR PLACE OF BUSINESS.

From: NTSB
To: State of Arkansas
Date: 5/19/1989
Response:

From: NTSB
To: State of Arkansas
Date: 11/8/1988
Response: