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Accident Report Detail

‚ÄčAutomobile/Missouri Pacific Railroad Freight Train Collision, Woodland Drive

Executive Summary

On July 9, 1982, a 4-door Cadillac sedan, carrying nine occupants, was traveling westbound on Woodland Drive in Lake View, Arkansas, approaching a railroad/highway grade crossing. The passenger car was driven onto the crossing and was struck broadside by the lead locomotive of a Missouri Pacific freight train traveling southbound. Eight of the occupants in the Cadillac were killed and one was seriously injured. None of the train crewmembers or company officials aboard the train were injured as a result of the accident.

Probable Cause

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the failure of the automobile driver to see or hear the approaching freight train and to stop short of the railroad tracks.

Accident Location: Lake View , AR    
Accident Date: 7/9/1982
Accident ID: DCA82AH006

Date Adopted: 1/11/1983
NTSB Number: RHR-83-01
NTIS Number: PB83-917001

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