- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. (AP) - A railroad crossing in northern New Jersey is among the top 15 in the country in the number of incidents over the last decade.

The Federal Railroad Administration released a list Thursday.

It names a crossing in Elmwood Park that has had 14 incidents over the last 10 years, including four injuries and one fatality. That’s the sixth-most incidents during the time period.

A crossing in Phoenix topped the list with 24 incidents.

The New Jersey crossing is located at South Midland Avenue, where the road crosses the tracks on a diagonal.

The Federal Railroad Administration tracks safety data at more than 200,000 railroad crossings. Last year, 244 people died at railroad crossings, down from 264 in 2014.


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