An Oklahoma football coach was killed Monday night in a car crash involving a train. The railroad crossing reportedly does not have lights or a gate.
December 30, 2008, Dallas, TX (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Justice railroad crossing news reporters and train lawyers report a fatal railroad crossing accident in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) reports Jeff Nye, 46, offensive coordinator football coach and an eighth-grade science teacher, was killed in a train collision Monday night. Nye was driving a 2005 Jeep and failed to yield to an oncoming train. Nye was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The railroad crossing where the accident occurred, one mile south of Roff on County Road 1660, does not have lights or a gate.
Dallas County train lawyers and railroad crossing safety experts for JNF (JusticeNewsFlash.com) report, unfortunately, not all railroad crossing have warning signal lights and safety gates. The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/ asserts when approaching a railroad crossing with no warning lights or safety gates use the national LOOK, LISTEN, LIVE campaign:
-LOOK–both ways before crossing. Trains can come from either direction.
-LISTEN–Before crossing, roll down windows, and listen for train horn.
-LIVE–Never back up or stop on tracks.
JNF railroad crossing accident correspondents and Dallas train attorneys urge all Americans about railroad crossings safety. If you have been involved in a train crash, consulting an attorney who specializes in railroad injury litigation may help you recover.
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