It is important to yield to a red light especially when crossing train tracks so that serious accidents will be prevented. Drivers should never undermine the dangers involved in crossing train tracks when they have red lights against them.
Two children, aged 1 and 2, sustained serious injuries after their vehicle was hit by a passing train in Fresno recently.
It is reported that the female driver of the vehicle thought that the flashing red light was for a stationary train and so she decided to cross the train tracks while five people were on the car.
The woman and two other passengers, including a 3-year-old boy, sustained minor injuries. No one in the 109 passengers of the train heading to Bakersfield was reportedly injured though the train was delayed for more than two hours.
Motorists should be extra careful in crossing train tracks especially if they have children onboard who can be injured easily.