Better warning signs on the way after Jersey City train-vehicle collisions
(02/11/05) JERSEY CITY ? Two recent train-vehicle collisions have prompted New Jersey Transit to implement better warning signs near a troublesome Jersey City intersection.
Eyewitnesses and residents say the last collision, which occurred Tuesday, actually forced the vehicle to turn over. According to one witness, it appeared as though the car was attempting to beat the train across the tracks. Many people who live in the area say the recent incidents highlight the need for more visible warning signs to keep drivers and train passengers safe.
Two bright yellow warning signs are already in place, and New Jersey Transit is planning to bring in portable flashing signs next week. The police presence near the intersection will also be increased to help keep drivers aware of the rail crossing.
New Jersey Transit officials say in the two recent collisions, the drivers were both found to be at fault.