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Safety of railway crossings questioned after second vehicle hit by train in a week

By The Nation

 

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Less than a week after a bus was hit by a train in Chachoengsao province, a car and a train collided in Phetchaburi on Thursday night killing one and injuring two others.

 

Officers from Khao Yoi Police Station collected the body of a 21-year-old woman who was driving the car, and took the two male passengers who were seriously injured to hospital.

 

Initial investigation showed that the victims worked at a factory in Samut Songkhram province and had gone to Khao Yoi district for a meal.

 

They were heading home when they got hit by a train while crossing a railway track.

 

Five days ago, a train hit a bus killing 18 people, which sparked criticism over the safety of Thailand’s railway system.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30396311

 

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Perhaps they should look at the stupidity of the car drivers...

It's not unsafe railway crossings that are the problem. The problem are unsafe drivers.

I don't think it's so much the safety of the crossings per se, this happened during the hours of darkness, did the car driver not see the lights on the train ?   Admittedly the crossings her

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