Saturday marks 3 years since deadly crash at Valhalla rail crossingPosted: Updated:
Saturday marked three years since the horrific crash involving a Metro-North train and an SUV at a railroad crossing in Valhalla.
Six people were killed in the 2015 crash.
State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti says he is frustrated that nothing has been done to improve safety at the crossing or anywhere else in Westchester. Two years ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo passed a bill demanding for a comprehensive review of all 5,300 railroad crossings throughout the state.
"Metro-North itself has not made any changes to this intersection," he says. "It's actually the same as it was when we had that horrendous accident."
Officials say what makes the Valhalla crossing so hazardous is the distance between the tracks and the gate. It's only around five steps, making it easier for cars to get stuck in between.