More than 270 people are killed at railroad crossings each year, including six on Metro-North trains this year. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal says there is technology to prevent more deaths.
Earlier this year a Harlem Line train crashed into an SUV in Valhalla, N.Y., killing five on the train and the SUV’s driver. In 2012, a Danbury Branch Line train collided with a car in West Redding, killing the car’s driver and a passenger. There were also two other derailments in the past few years.