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Railroad Tracks

Last Saturday I totaled my verhicle....no, I didn't get into an accident with another vehicle, I didn't run into a tree, I didn't flip it over and I didn't go off a bridge onto the pavement below. I got hung up on the railroad tracks.  The railroad tracks go through downtown Douglasville and there are several access streets to Bankhead Highway that intersect the tracks.  But, there are no caution signs, pylons, or fencing that warns a driver that the drop off from the road to the tracks is steep and dangerous.  Yes, silly and stupid me for not noticing, not paying attention, driving too close to the edge or whatever you want to call it, but I think the city, county, railroad company, someone has a responsibility to somehow warn drivers of this danger...just like we have amber lights or stop signs.I know that I am not the only person that this has happened to. I took my car to have it looked at and the shop told me that they have had many people do exactly what I did. Unfortunately, I wasn't as lucky as some. My car is totaled. My frame is bent and cracked. I think that the city powers need to install safety measures at each intersection so this doesn't happen to any other drivers.
kfbbusinessconsultants@gmail.com March 13, 2014 at 04:23 PM
I'm very sorry that happened to you, I agree that some type of precautionary sign should be in place. I really hate going over the tracks, unfortunately I have too each time I visit my son. Not to mention the nails that I have had in my tires from the railroad tracks...such a nuisance.

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