Accident Investigations

HQ-2016-1127 (Finalized)

  • 03
  • May
  • 2016
ACCIDENT TYPE: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incident (HRX)
LOCATION: Birmingham, AL
RAILROAD: Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NS)
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations, Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations, Grade crossings, Norfolk Southern
ABSTRACT: On May 3, 2016, at approximately 10:15 p.m., CDT, northbound Norfolk Southern (NS) Train A38A7-03 collided with an eastbound vehicle (pickup truck) at the 15th Place SW public highway-rail grade crossing (DOT Crossing Number 728030G) in Birmingham, Alabama. 15th Place SW is located on NS’ AGS South District at Milepost 146.31 in traffic control system. The vehicle included three occupants, including a driver and two passengers. Both passengers were fatally injured and the driver sustained injuries.