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Railroad crashes in Phoenix: Most train-involved crash spots in Valley

Posted at 9:50 PM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-26 11:25:41-04

They can be difficult to navigate, and with more than 1,800 miles of tracks around our state, drivers are bound to encounter railroad crossings, but how often do they pose a crash threat?

ABC15 analyzed data spanning from 2013 to May 2018 and found the four Maricopa County intersections with the most railroad-related crashes. 

The top four locations for crashes were all along Grand Avenue, with the worst location at 27th Avenue and Thomas Road. A total of 15 railroad-involved crashes occurred there.

Take a look at the map below for details on each of the four county locations with most railroad-involved crashes.

Many of the crashes occurred due to someone, either a pedestrian or a driver, proceeding past the crossing guards.

Of the crashes in Maricopa County, only one incident resulted in a death, at the crossing near Farmer Avenue and University Drive in Tempe.