NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The government should spend more money safeguarding railroad crossings that are “accidents waiting to happen,” two U.S. senators said Sunday.
Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal spoke at Grand Central Terminal, the departing point for the Metro-North Railroad train that crashed into a car earlier this month in Valhalla. The car’s driver died, as did five train passengers.
Although the cause of the collision has not been determined, the lawmakers noted that more than 200 people died in grade-crossing accidents in 2013.