On October 30 at about 13:00 on Arteni-Qarakert distance a freight train collided with an OPEL. Taking the emergency brake the train ran into the car dropping it to 6-7 meters. As a result of emergency one person died and four were injured, South Caucasus Railway CJSC reports.
"The accident occurred due to the carelessness of the driver who did not consider the warning signs of a possible approach of a train while crossing the tracks.
Railroad reminds drivers that protected crossings should be crossed only with the permission of the duty, and unprotected ones with full confidence in the safety and help trying to rush ahead the train that can lead to serious consequences. Often even in protected crossings drivers ignore the claims of the duty and try to avoid the gate crossing the road in front of full-speed-up rolling stock.
For its part, SCR takes all necessary measure to ensure traffic safety: holds a program of repair of railway crossings, regularly carried out to identify shortcomings on crossings, conducts technical studies for the duties.
Rail transport like automobile can not stop at once: in an emergency stopping passenger trains pass a distance of at least 800 meters. Be careful and remember that by your wrong actions you endanger not only yourselves, but also the lives and health of passengers," SCR said in a statement.