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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation H-83-004
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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 NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILROAD: ENCOURAGE COMPANY OPERATING EMPLOYEES IN ALL DISTRICTS TO INCREASE THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE OPERATION LIFESAVER PROGRAM IN ORDER TO DISSEMINATE TO A WIDER SECTION OF THE PUBLIC THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH NEAR MISSES AND ACCIDENTS THAT OCCUR ALONG THE TRAIN LINE OVER WHICH THEY OPERATE.
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: 2/21/1989
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Missouri Pacific Railroad Company (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Missouri Pacific Railroad Company
Date: 2/21/1989
Response:

From: Missouri Pacific Railroad Company
To: NTSB
Date: 11/17/1988
Response: THE NEAR MISS PROGRAM HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO INCLUDE ALL VEHICLES AND NOT ONLY SCHOOLBUSES AND HAZARDOUS MATERIAL CARRIERS. THE OPERATION LIFESAVER PROGRAM HAS BEEN WIDELY DISSEMINATED ON THE MEMPHIS SERVICE UNIT. SINCE JANUARY 1 OF THIS YEAR, THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN PRESENTED TO OVER 20,000 PERSONS IN THE DIVISION SERVICE UNIT AREA; IN ADDITION, PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM IS A REQUIREMENT FOR ALL DIVISION MANAGERS.